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Ed Markey explains deficit: It’s not math, it’s just arithmetic

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By Doug Powers  •  June 12, 2013 12:42 PM

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Insurmountable debt and huge deficits explained, part LXIII: Massachusetts Rep. and Senate candidate Ed Markey let his inner Biden fly during a debate:

Imagine if Sarah Palin or George W. Bush had said that.

I wonder if Markey is still pondering an answer to this question.

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  • DebB

    I would like to know what Gomez said to prompt Markey’s rejoinder. That aside, isn’t that essentially what conservatives have been saying? That simple arithmetic shows that we have a spending problem. One side of the equation doesn’t equal the other-dims say its the revenue side, while conservatives say its the spending side. In a dispute like this it must be clear that the problem is marithmetic is on

  • DebB

    I would like to know what Gomez said to prompt Markey’s rejoinder. That aside, isn’t that essentially what conservatives have been saying? That simple arithmetic shows that we have a spending problem. One side of the equation doesn’t equal the other-dims say its the revenue side, while conservatives say its the spending side. In a dispute like this it must be clear that the problem is more than simple arithmetic. The condescension would be breathtaking if it weren’t so expected.

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