Daily Topics - Monday January 7th, 2012

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Hour One: Talking back to Fox News on billionaires...

Hour Two: Platinum coin to fix the debt ceiling? Jamie Weinstein, The Daily Caller

Hour Three: Did Canada's austerity experiment work? Dr. Jim Stanford, Economist-Canadian Auto Workers & Author "Economics for Everyone"

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mathboy 7 years 11 weeks ago
#1

I get annoyed with the rhetoric about "balancing" spending cuts and revenue increases. Those two things have the same effect on the deficit, so they don't balance each other--they're in the same pan of the scales.

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mathboy 7 years 11 weeks ago
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When the topic gets back to gun control, we need to mention one thing: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We can't afford to put guards at every school, mall, theater and house fire, but regulating weapon sales and manufacturing is possible.

Just as with other government regulation, conservatives insist that the only way to deal with a problem is to let it happen and try to react to it fast enough to minimize the damage. They just can't understand the value of prevention, which is the only way the damage can be brought to zero.

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