[FoRK] One fundamental problem with the left...
jbone at place.org
Mon Jun 9 15:22:46 PDT 2008
The following clip shows Obama slamming Bush and McCain on economics.
He gets a lot of it right; Bush together with his 6-year rubber-stamp
*is in fact* the most fiscally-irresponsible American government in
our history, and there's some risk that until the GOP gets slapped
back to square zero their rhetoric about fiscal responsibility is a
steaming pile of horse shit.
OTOH, he also betrays a fundamental position of the left that, IMHO,
Later in this speech, though not in this clip (the video depicting
this other part of this speech it seems to have appeared and
immediately disappeared from YouTube) though a simple slip of the
tongue he calls it like he sees it. In discussing a proposed further
tax cut --- which, btw, I do not myself endorse until and unless it is
coupled with a reduction in federal spending to balance the budget ---
he says that it will "cost" us such-and-such amount. Listen to any
Dem talk about tax cuts, you hear that sort of thing.
True tax cuts --- when they are unencumbered with deficit spending ---
don't *cost* money, they *save* money. But that's the economic left
for you: it's fundamentally the government's money, it's not yours.
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