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August 10, 2011
Cato Institute
by Michael D. Tanner  
Posted in Commentary

"During his brief media appearance on Monday responding to S&P's downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and the subsequent stark market plunge, Pres. Barack Obama once again renewed his call for a 'balanced approach' to debt reduction, combining modest entitlement reform with tax increases. This was the same formulation repeated endlessly by the president, Democrats in Congress, and much of the media throughout the recent negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. But beyond raw ideology, there is no reason to believe that coupling tax hikes with spending cuts would solve our debt problems." (08/10/11)


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