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Some thoughts on Ogden national debt editorial #2 in what is certain to be a long-running series

The Intelligencer tells us that they expressed concern about the debt even as it was debated (and they lie about editorial #1 to prove it)

Here are the first three paragraphs from this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Spending Control is Missing in D.C.”:

As members of Congress were debating a massive tax reform bill last month, many critics were vociferous in saying they just could not vote for it for one reason: The measure will increase the national debt.

There . . .

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January 02, 2018

The straw men are back

The locals defend the Republican tax plan

A majority of Americans disapprove of the Republican tax plan. Polling on the various plans has been relatively consistent and today's Monmouth Poll is yet another example:

Americans disapprove of the tax reform plan currently making its way through Congress by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Half the public believe their own taxes would go up . . .

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December 18, 2017

Today we saw the first of what will be many local editorials about the national debt

Now I understand: the $1 trillion+ deficit increase in the Republican tax reform packages is a feature and not a bug

I should have seen this coming. When Republicans (and their defenders like our local “newspapers”) were asked about the huge deficits that would occur with the Republican tax reforms, they either pointed to how the cuts would pay for themselves (which economists said would not happen) or they ignored it as our local papers often did. (In . . .

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December 04, 2017

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