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E.J. Dionne: Conservatives still attack too-lean budget ‘compromise’

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It’s a sign of how far to the right House Republicans have dragged governance in our country that the very conservative budget deal reached by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray will need many liberal and Democratic votes to pass. The agreement leaves the jobless out in the cold, because it doesn’t extend unemployment benefits, and provides little room for new initiatives to combat rising inequality and declining upward mobility — the very problems ...

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December 13, 2013
6:19 a.m.

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"In the short run, advocates of the jobless should fight to attach at least a three-month extension of unemployment benefits". We all get just a bit dumber after reading Dionne's editorials. Its never about policies to create jobs, jobs constantly being destroyed by the lunatic liberal positions pushed by the socialist left. It always comes down the handouts. Liberals want and need a dependent society. If they can succeed in getting unending unemployment benefits in place of jobs, and collapse the economy through irresponsible and unlimited spending, they will have the lemmings for life. There is not one thing in this budget that's good for America. The spending continues, and the debt increases. They spend an additional $68 billion dollars over the next two years and avoid some cuts through "non-tax" revenue. It does not matter how the Government takes your money, its a tax! Non-Tax revenue sounds like the Liberals version of Revenue Enhancements. If it sounds benign you wont know you're being screwed. Bully to the Dems for keeping this train wreck on track!