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“Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large Federal deficits on the other…..It is between two kinds of deficits- a chronic deficit of inertia, as the unwanted results of inadequate revenues and a restricted economy- or a temporary deficit of transition, resulting from a tax cut designed to boost the economy, produce revenues, and achieve a budget surplus. The first type of deficit is a sign of waste and weakness- the second reflect an investment in the future.”

– John F. Kennedy, 1962

(additional reading… http://www.heritage.org/research/taxes/bg161.cfm )

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(4:39:49 PM) Anonymous: what the f**k is going on with McCain and the debate
(4:41:49 PM) Julian: he cancelled it
(4:44:51 PM) Anonymous: what the f**k
(4:44:59 PM) Julian: i think it’s a good move
(4:45:40 PM) Anonymous: i don’t know
(4:45:50 PM) Julian: you know why he cancelled it?
(4:46:00 PM) Anonymous: economic crisis
(4:46:07 PM) Julian: it’
(4:46:12 PM) Julian: it’s a great move
(4:46:24 PM) Julian: take charge on a topic obama leads in
(4:46:50 PM) Anonymous: why now and cancel until when….and to do what
(4:47:03 PM) Julian: show the voting public that he’s more concerned about taking action and helping them in the now, as opposed to being just another talking, do nothing politician
(4:47:21 PM) Julian: now because now is when the debate and law creation is taking place
(4:47:38 PM) Julian: until? until it’s been worked out, unless it takes too long
(4:48:01 PM) Julian: and to do what? to set the point that he cares more about serving us than serving his campaign
(4:48:15 PM) Julian: and it puts obama in bad footing
(4:48:25 PM) Anonymous: let’s see if all that transends to the electorate
(4:48:40 PM) Julian: the electorate get the message loud and clear
(4:48:57 PM) Anonymous: right now they see a candidate losing in the polls calling for a time out
(4:49:04 PM) Anonymous: that is still to be seen
(4:49:22 PM) Julian: i’m a little more optomistic that you are about it.
(4:50:02 PM) Julian: and even if some people see it for self-serving means, it’s still looks better that he’s in the trenches rather than just yammering on about it
(4:51:02 PM) Julian: and now obama is stuck in a hard place. do the same as mccain, and acknowledge that mccain was right on taking executive action… or keep campaigning and look selfish and like a do nothing
(4:51:15 PM) Julian: this is a good, honest move. and voters want that.
(4:52:27 PM) Julian: and they wont see a candidate losing in the polls standing aside and calling time out… the debate he cancelled was a foreign policy debate. a topic mccain dominates obama in.
(4:52:49 PM) Julian: if anything, there was no way mccain wouldnt have come out winning from the debate
(4:56:25 PM) Anonymous: was there a meeting in washigton scheduled for friday
(4:57:25 PM) Julian: i dont know
(4:58:34 PM) Anonymous: was there something scheduled within the next two days that requires a suspension…..why could he not have suspended the campaign on Friday after the debate
(4:59:41 PM) Anonymous: if he wa going to dominate the debate….dominate and then end it with saying that I will susepend my campaign for the next few days to address the economic crisis and ask Obama to join him on live tv
(5:00:14 PM) Anonymous: now that would have been a good move
(5:00:19 PM) Julian: maybe there was something you or i was not privy to
(5:00:46 PM) Julian: but then people would say he just cancelled it and went and helped when it was convenient for him
(5:00:57 PM) Julian: this is a strong message.
(5:01:00 PM) Anonymous: people can say that now
(5:01:08 PM) Julian: no
(5:01:27 PM) Julian: because the testimonies only started yesterday
(5:01:29 PM) Julian: with paulson
(5:01:41 PM) Julian: before that, it was just meetings with bush, paulson, and bernake.
(5:02:18 PM) Julian: and yesterday was when they started the congressional investigation on whether the plan should be enacted or not.
(5:03:04 PM) Julian: and i’ve heard nothing from the left or right suggesting he’s running from a fight with obama
(5:03:35 PM) Julian: mccain has to look genuine. and waiting till after the debate would just look self-serving

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