Originally Posted by MrsAndo
well yeah in theory
but assuming draconian cuts are impractical
and, like, reducing the debt at the expense of having a government is probs not the sharpest idea the libertarians in congress have ever come up with
Ron Paul called for eliminating the government? Or are you still a troll who rarely ventures out of ST:Music?
Originally Posted by EpShot
tell you what, find me the liberal comparative for cutting spending. I'll check it out in the morning.
I don't need to. It's easy to understand your elementary mistakes. Rhetoric regarding fiscal conservatism is quite popular in the GOP's constituency, whereas ANY politician who would claim to only
want to spend would quickly fail in the political arena.
You're creating this caricature of Republican
(not conservative) politicians as rhetoricians who claim they will simply cut all spending without spending at all, and I know that's nothing more than what it is, a caricature. No politician in the history of American politics (to my knowledge) has ever garnered political support by promising to never spend and only cut.
Plenty of liberal
(not necessarily democrats) economists, politicians, and historians are calling for more spending, increasing the deficit because it couldn't possibly produce negative effects that we would experience, etc. And no, it isn't really a reach to call that a spend spend spend policy, even if it only exists given the current context.