Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Conason Reminds Scarborough That The Iraq War and Tax Cuts Ballooned the Deficit.

Joe Conason points out to Joe Scarborough that the Iraq war, coupled with tax cuts for the rich, did more than anything to balloon the US deficit.

Scarborough wants to view such things as "the past" and thinks that "people who opposed everything George W Bush did" are bound to get it right once in a blue moon.

This what I find so palpably false about the current Republican position. At least the current deficit is being run up to avoid financial calamity. The deficit run up under Bush was to fight an illegal war that it's supporters were not prepared to finance through taxation.

And yet they insisted that supporting that war was the height of patriotism. They simply weren't prepared to pay for it.... Odd.

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