March 30th, 2011

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

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The Right Questions, Part One

The return of a Republican-dominated Congress at the end of 2010, along with the return to power of Republican state legislatures and governors  has already led to a cascade of attacks on women, children, the poor, immigrants, and union workers.   In lieu of dealing with the fallout of the severe economic collapse in the last year of Bush's Presidency, the GOP has chosen to instead to return to the fiscal policies that caused that collapse, and the regulatory policies that had steadily eroded the environmental gains of the previous thirty to forty years--cleaner water, cleaner air, awareness and treatment of toxic materials in the environment, etc.

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woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

The Right Questions: Part Two

But what about the deficit?   It's amazing how upset the GOP is about a deficit they themselves enlarged, without a single whimper of dismay or suggestion that things might be done differently, when GWB was president.   So...how did that deficit manage to grow so big, in a time when other services were being cut, and the GOP continued to name itself the part of fiscal accountability, fiscal responsibility, and fiscal conservatism?  How come the national debt quit growing and then declined during Clinton's administration, and then took off like a rocket in Bush's?  

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