As you can see from these cartoons (if I can get them posted), is that I was reading newspapers and columnists and getting a very mixed message from it all. I think cartoons can tell only one truth at a time, but the wordsmiths can always say, "on the other hand,..."
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Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
FACT CHECK: Recession is culprit in high US debt
Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2011/08/19/1940041/fact-check-recession-is-culprit.html#ixzz1VgaKNU2C
While spending's share of the GDP might be at a post-World War II high,
Reps. Ron Paul of Texas and Michele Bachmann of Minnesota insisted they would never vote to raise the U.S. debt limit and they decried the rise in federal spending. The recent bipartisan debt deal, which includes a big spending-cut component, won the support of many tea party-aligned lawmakers, however.
Bartlett includes the solid opposition to any tax increases from the entire GOP field, citing the recent debate when not a single Republican participant would agree to accept even a mix of $1 in new taxes for every $10 in spending cuts.
Good job, Tom Raum.