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Old 07-06-2011, 08:00 PM
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Default Re: David Brooks will soon be an ex Conservative columnist

Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
[The belief that government may prioritize, and payback our creditors first, absent an agreement by August 2], comes from a fantastic analysis of the situation.
How do you figure?

Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
Actually stupid would be more to the point. Their brains have fallen by the wayside here and the American people will suffer greatly for this error.
What, exactly, is "stupid" about the analysis that government may prioitize, in the absence of an immediate raising of the debt ceiling?

Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
closing tax loop holes in exchange for drastic cuts. It IS a no brainer.
The elimination of, say, the subsidy for corporate jets might very well prompt a feelgood moment; but it would do very little to balance the budget. In short, it would amount to the certain triumph of symbolism over substance.
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