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> Obama IS your Momma 2
post Nov 7 2008, 01:43 AM
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"We conclude that the McCain plan, which would replace the current exclusion for employer-paid premiums with a refundable income tax credit of up to $5000 for anyone purchasing of health insurance and make other changes to the healthcare system, would increase the deficit by $1.3 trillion over 10 years and modestly trim the number of uninsured. The Obama plan, which would make relatively low-cost insurance available to everyone through non-group pools and subsidize premiums for low- and moderate-income households, would cost $1.6 trillion, but would also cover virtually all children and many currently uninsured adults."
"Including interest costs, Obama’s tax plan would boost the debt by $3.5 trillion by 2018. McCain’s plan would increase the debt by $5 trillion on top of the $2.3 trillion increase that the Congressional Budget Office forecasts for the next decade."

I get the distinct feeling that Democrats are the far more responsible party, and always have been. The repubs are, in many ways the more irresponsible party, with it's reckless wars, and increased spending without taxation to pay for that.
This is very much like female behavior vs. male behavior. Females, by and large, and on average, act more responsible than males, more thoughtful, than males. Especially among poor whites and other ethnic minority groups, females are more employed and more educated than males.

Democrats can be the tax and spend party. There's an inherent logic to this: you can't spend what you don't have, so you tax for that. The Repub philosophy is completely different and so illogical: Govt has to tax less, but spend MORE, especially on defense. Reagan, Bush and Bush have all increased the deficits and broke records doing it.

Questions for debate:
1. Are Democrats more the responsible thoughtful party in a significant way, than Republicans in matters of economic policy?
2. Is there a pendulum in American politics:
Where the Democrats balance the budget, get a surplus, like Clinton and where Republicans increase (Reagan) or create (GWB) a deficit?
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