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Taibbi: Obama's Not Pretending. He Doesn't Want A Progressive Budget Deal.

Like Matt Taibbi, David Swanson also thinks the debt ceiling debate is a fraud. Matt Taibbi describes the debt ceiling charade in his own inimitable way: But what is becoming equally obvious, to both sides, is that the Obama White House is using this same artificial calamity to pitch its own increasingly rightward tilt to voters in advance of the 2012 elections. It has been extremely interesting in the last weeks to see observers on both sides of the aisle make this point.
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