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Thursday, November 11, 2004

More on Republicans' supposed fiscal conservatism

More from Hugh, following up on this post and the chart he put together:
"Republicans claim that Clinton lucked into the technology boom and then mismanaged it to the point that it crashed right after he left office. They refer to it as the 'Clinton Depression.' The cognitive dissonance is amazing. You look at this chart and you've got 30 years of history that tells one very clear story, and they will still find excuses for why it's not their fault. Reagan had to spend to conquer the Soviets, Bush I had to spend to win the Gulf War, Bush II has to spend to win the Iraq war and get us out of the Clinton Depression. I sound like a broken record, but again you can't argue with them -- it's a belief system founded on faith, not reason."

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