Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Post Profile

Reminder: Republicans Don’t Care About the Deficit

Every time Washington goes through a new bout of deficit hysteria, it's important to remember that most of the politicians warning about the dangers of the annual deficits or the national debt don't really care about them.
read more


Remembering When Paul Ryan Worried the Debt Was Too Small

US Politics / Liberal : The New Republic - Jonathan Chait (4 years ago)

The Republican pose toward deficit projections under the Obama administration is one of pure hysteria -- we face an existential civilizational crisis that requires us to remake our welfare state. Ten years ago, the Republican pose w... Read Post

Mitt Romney to Attack President Obama on National Debt While Proposing to Increase It

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (3 years ago)

First, let's be clear. Republicans don't give a rat's behind about deficits or the national debt. Their hero Ronald Reagan tripled it, George W. Bush doubled it -- and Dick Cheney famously said that deficits don't matter. That Paul ... Read Post

Libya Reminds Us Almost No One in Washington Cares About Deficits

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (4 years ago)

Libya is just another recent reminder that almost no one in Washington actually cares about the deficit. The deficit is only used as an excuse to justify forcing regular Americans to sacrifice. Read Post

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC