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Former Reagan policy adviser Bruce Bartlett explains how the deficit is the result of Bush tax cuts.

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+4 # SouthBrun 2011-07-31 05:11
In reality, nothing hurts worse than being cut with your own sword. Bruce Bartlett certainly does a good job in his swordmanship. Brutas would be proud.
0 # Gretchen Robinson 2011-07-31 20:30
Et tu, Brutus?
+17 # Blast Dorrough 2011-07-31 12:52
The Corpo-ponziteer s and their congressional hirelings have become mega-rich via their culture of greed and corruption. Tax all such parasites of our society at a permanent 90% rate until the debt is paid. If the parasites are not satisfied with that "deal" then charge them under the RICO laws designed to curtail such organized crime. Seize all their assets here and abroad. No bailouts should be allowed for such incorrigible criminals. The rigged Wall Street poker game must be regulated to conform with the laws regulating Las Vegas gambling. No more governmental bailouts and welfare for these common crooks. All honest Wallstreeters and Banksters must risk their own funds against any players or investors. The days of your parasitical ponzi schemes at no risk are over.
+12 # Brigette Mansell 2011-07-31 20:35
What an articulate, succinct characterizatio n of our current events. I feel better after reading your commentary. After viewing Meet the Press, this Sunday am and two other morning analysis shows regarding the debt ceiling and the partisanship and the ugly compromising and the power the credit "rankers" have over our nation's emotional landscape, I support your argument that we need to Tax the bastards and get honest about who the real welfare recepients have been post economic crisis.
+6 # Mort Fineberg 2011-08-01 08:39
The party of "no" must go.
+4 # Don Richardson 2011-08-05 05:20
At least we can hope for the end of the American Empire, joining all of history's empires that overreached and collapsed from their own greed. Time to stop creating enemies to justify our military spending and start realizing we are burning our own house down: destroying our environment, the life support systems that are the foundation of any economy. Time to challenge the plutocrats and demand sustainable goals and cooperation with all nations. It is nowhere written that we will survive.