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The High Cost of
Dems’ Cheap Populism

Commentary, by Seth Mandel

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Posted By:pineledger, 12/14/2012 5:53:14 AM

Last week, I wrote about the fact that President Obama’s approach to taxes as part of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations is billed as taxing the rich but would end up hurting the poor and possibly deepening inequality. Policies built on the flimsy populism of “fairness”–at least as modern Democrats define it–are quite often devoid of economic common sense. What’s more, the Democrats seem to know this. The New York Times offers a “News Analysis” today in which it is revealed that the Republicans are right on the merits of most of the arguments,

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The "98%" is in for a big surprise when they get their 2013 tax bill.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/14/2012 6:19:27 AM     (No. 9064765)

Even if jellyfish Boehner caves,the rest of the House can reject the deal.

the GOP should have a strategy other than sending Bonehead to the WH to get drunk over a bottle of bourbon. They need a pro active plan.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/14/2012 6:22:29 AM     (No. 9064767)

This is one reason I hate my goobernment. The Dems have no desire whatsoever to have a country that functions. They want a Soma like population totally dependent on Dems generosity with other people´s money. We have become a nation of ferociously independent people to a drug crazed addicts to goobernment welfare.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 12/14/2012 7:00:54 AM     (No. 9064793)

FTA:It’s almost as if near-term political gain and populist theater, and not economics, are driving Obama’s approach to policy.

This was apparent from the time that Zippy hit the scene.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/14/2012 7:41:38 AM     (No. 9064840)

Why are you being so insulting No. 1? "Bonehead", "jellyfish", and "get drunk" is no way to talk about a guy with Boehner´s responsibility. How would you like to try to cope wth the results of the election with the hand he has been left with? You assume failure before you see it and your suggestion that Boehner gets drunk on the job (or off it) is a low blow and something you know nothing about.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 12/14/2012 7:42:32 AM     (No. 9064843)

Obummer wants the poor to remain on his plantation.

He counts on their stupidity to keep the dems in power.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dogbreath, 12/14/2012 11:19:35 AM     (No. 9065263)

Prayer: ´Gentlemen, I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant and have filled him with a terrible resolve.´

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