Failure Is Good

In Democrat-world, up is up and down is down. Raising taxes increases revenue, and cutting spending while the economy is still depressed reduces employment. But in Republican-world, down is up. The way to increase revenue is to cut taxes on corporations and the wealthy, and slashing government spending is a job-creation strategy. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Nov 18, 2011 - 12:50 PM PST
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by Dwight Rousu - Nov. 18, 2011

maybe the idea was that the parties would compromise out of fear that there would be a political price for seeming intransigent. But this could only happen if the news ... More »

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by Warrior Wheatman - Nov. 20, 2011

A well written critique on the ideological devide, with a positive prognosis of failure: Let the electorate decide.

¶ But don’t we eventually have to match spending and revenue? Yes, we do. But the decision about how to do that isn’t about accounting. It’s about fundamental values ... More »

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