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Registered: 2008-12-21 CA
Nobody is intending to cut. What Washington wants to accomplish is a HUGE show that they tried. Huge enough that you will have it ingrained in your mind come election time. Everything else is bull****.|
The reason is that back home where they actually get elected, their states are broke. Any tax raise or spend cut will affect state coffers to the negative, forcing cutbacks and the ability to hand out home grown pork.
The republicans have to play tough on taxes. The dems have to play tough on social spending. Those are their roles in the game. Which ever side you are on it is "We are fighting really hard for you!". At the end of the day, it is state revenue and economic conditions at home that really count.
The general public is gullible and falls for the game. It is the two party system that screws you right and screws you left. Enjoy the show.