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Boehner's admission that we don't really have a debt crisis reveals his party's ulterior, program-cutting motives

Using that supposed urgency as a rationale to create fiscal cliffs, sequestration battles and debt ceiling crises, their talking points have lately assumed a similar tenor to that of the old Thatcherites’ “There Is No Alternative” mantra, the idea being that because the emergency is supposedly so imminent, there is simply no other way forward than the conservative neoliberal path of profligacy for the rich (tax cuts, continued corporate subsidies, etc.) and austerity for everyone else.

But suddenly, thanks to yesterday’s declarations by Boehner and Ryan, the charade’s most sacred lie has been exposed. In acknowledging that “we do not have an immediate debt crisis,” GOP leaders are admitting that there is, in fact, an alternative. They are also admitting that their longtime claims to the contrary were ends-justify-the-means tactics to manufacture an unnecessary panic — one that they hoped would scare America into abruptly accepting the kind of draconian policies polls show the public opposes.

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by Anonymousreply 704/17/2013

It also reveals their mendacious hypocrisy.

by Anonymousreply 103/19/2013

There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity!

by Anonymousreply 203/19/2013

Conservatives lie. It's what they do.

by Anonymousreply 303/30/2013


by Anonymousreply 403/30/2013

Of course we dont have a debt problem, we have a revenue problem. Taxes are the lowest they have been in like 60 years.

by Anonymousreply 503/30/2013

Tax the rich.

by Anonymousreply 603/31/2013

Every once in a while, a republican lets the truth slip out. But it's okay, because the media is paid to not notice when this happens.

by Anonymousreply 704/17/2013
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