Is Obama Hijacking Or Reinforcing the GOP’s One Big Idea

by news on April 13, 2011

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Is Obama Hijacking Or Reinforcing the GOP’s One Big Idea David Corn/Mother Jones – The tussle over numbers, he noted, is part of a “larger debate we’re having about the size and role of government [which] has been with us since our founding days.” He contended that Republicans, by supporting a proposal that will impose burdens on the poor and the elderly to underwrite a tax break for the rich, have a skewed view of the American dream: “This is a vision that says up to 50 million Americans have to lose their health insurance in order for us to reduce the deficit.” And it’s a not only a selfish vision, but a pessimistic one:

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