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1 Iwouldprefernotto  Mon, Dec 17, 2012 5:40:05pm

They need to lose a few more elections before they stop doubling down.

2 Skip Intro  Mon, Dec 17, 2012 5:43:59pm

They need to stop ignoring reality first. So far, I see no signs of that happening.

3 lostlakehiker  Mon, Dec 17, 2012 5:55:32pm
There’s rising support for the Dem solution to the fiscal mess — a mix of tax hikes and spending cuts — which is now up to 74 percent. Big majorities oppose specific spending cuts — such as cuts to education and infrastructure — and oppose raising the retirement age on entitlements.

I haven't seen any proposal from the president to spend less this year than was spent last year. The democratic agenda seems to be one of tax hikes and spending increases.

The politics of deficit spending isn't entirely a matter of political persuasion. Somebody's right, and somebody's wrong. Both parties think they're right. The Democrats won the election so they get to try some version of their answer. It will work, or it won't. And we'll find out who was right. If the Democrats were right, the Republicans will have to abandon their position on taxes and spending, and confine themselves to social issues. (Not that that would do them any good.)

If the Democrats are wrong, then their policies will fail. That's what "wrong" means, here. The unemployment rate will hover in the vicinity of 8 percent, or go back above it. Inflation will kick up, and measures will be taken to contain not the reality of inflation, but the perception. These, too, will fail, still going on the hypothetical that the democrats are wrong about what fixes the economy. And then, IF that happens, the Republicans will have a chance at the polls.

4 S.D.  Mon, Dec 17, 2012 5:57:18pm

"How Much Longer Can Republicans Ignore Public Opinion?"
As long as the Gun Lobby, Big Oil, Koch Brothers, etc pay them too.

5 researchok  Mon, Dec 17, 2012 6:24:18pm

re: #4 S.D.

Follow the money, as they say.

It's an old story.

6 researchok  Mon, Dec 17, 2012 6:25:51pm

re: #3 lostlakehiker

It's a combination of a lot of things- what you mention and the money in politics and what that money is expected to buy.

Our world

7 Varek Raith  Mon, Dec 17, 2012 7:49:15pm

re: #3 lostlakehiker

Eh, your party has proven reality and facts won't interfere with their agenda.
Just look at the GOP and AGW.
Or evolution.
Or science in general.
Your party also still believes in the discredited trickle down economics.


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