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President´s Gamesmanship
Hurts Economy

Aspen Times, by Charlie Leonard

Original Article

Posted By:Aspenhuskerette, 12/13/2012 10:17:46 AM

As the president gets closer to achieving his most cherished political ambition — raising taxes on the top earners in our country — I´ve started to wonder what satisfaction he, and those he´s convinced this is a good idea, will actually experience. Forget all the silly speeches. By any seriously objective standard, the president´s tax increases will do little or nothing to reduce his deficits or his approaching legacy of extraordinary national debt. Without increasing taxes more broadly and without structurally reforming our entitlement programs, which now appears likely, the president´s plan changes virtually nothing about the direction or funding of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wilko, 12/13/2012 10:25:31 AM     (No. 9063303)

Gamesmanship is not leadership. We needed a leader and we got a cipher with a Messiah complex.


Reply 2 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/13/2012 10:55:18 AM     (No. 9063373)

Socialists do not care about the economy.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grady, 12/13/2012 11:12:20 AM     (No. 9063421)

It´s wrong to think he wants to help the economy.


Reply 4 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/13/2012 7:21:15 PM     (No. 9064298)

He just needs to get over it and fix this mess!



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