Thursday, October 11, 2012
On the deficit
I'm horrified by the budget deficit, but my confidence in Republicans to fix that issue is nil. In recent years, it is Republicans who have increased the deficit. Reagan was really irresponsible and ran up a huge deficit. Carter ran up the same deficit in real dollars in four years as Ford ran in two. Clinton eliminated the deficit. Bush created the suicide strategy of reducing taxes while starting two expensive wars, which left our country in a very fragile situation when the real crisis hit, which is what Obama was faced with. Obama had to spend to counter the crisis.
The past shows Republicans to be borrow and spend people while Democrats are tax and spend people. I find the latter more responsible.
Therefore my horror about the deficit and my certainty that a currency crisis must follow do not lead me to want to vote Republican.
Of course, being pro choice & pro marriage equality also makes me lean Democratic.
Neither party is talking about age discrimination, which is my big bugaboo