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Subject:  Re: The Dems want it, let them have it. Date:  11/17/2012  10:37 PM
Author:  salaryguru Number:  1837939 of 1961745

The best thing Republicans could do is let the Dems have everything they want. Let them truly own the Liberal agenda and in ten or fifteen years there wouldn't be one Democrat elected anywhere in the US.

Of course total control of power by a single party is almost certainly going to be a bad thing. This is true if for no other reason, because it leads to almost certain corruption and the inefficiency that results from that. Witness Arizona during the past several years.

But then the funny part about this post is what you think the Liberal agenda consists of:

Bloat the deficit? Done Yeah. "Done" alright. That was done by Bush-Cheney in case you've been asleep for the past 15 years.

Cut defense? Done You may have this one right. I and many liberals probably would like to see some significant cuts in defense spending. The problem right now is that defense budget cuts will result almost directly in job loss and unemployment. We need to get the economy going stronger so that we can cut defense deeply. I would favor cuts in the 20% to 25% range over a period of years.

Leave SS and Medicare and Medicaid alone? Done I don't hear anyone saying this. Almost everyone wants to see SS, Medicare and Medicaid made more sustainable. SS can be fixed with very minor tweaks. Medicare is a bigger problem. As far as I can tell, most liberals want to fix these programs to guarantee the longevity of the program. The fixes they prefer just aren't the same as the ones the right favor. The right seems to be too lazy or too simple minded to think of a solution to fix them. Their preference is to gut them and let Granny die at the curb. I'm confident we can do better than that.
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