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Old 03-24-2020, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 2ManyTacos View Post
Seriously, with the pandemic crisis raging and the congressional bailout packages running a likely tab of multiple trillions of dollars, it is *inevitable* that the GOP will do an about-face on deficits the very second that Biden (or any other Democrat) becomes president. In order to preemptively ward off another round of 2010-era bullshit deficit hysteria, Biden should come out this second and assert that his administration will never care about the deficit as an issue. Hewing to a deficit-focused, belt-tightening POV will only result in the hamstringing of Biden's agenda and the clobbering of the Democrats in the '22 midterms, given that the public doesn't care about deficits and absolutely hates austerity.

An idea I'd like to see carried out is the reverse of Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge, whereby candidates and representatives would sign onto a document that pledges their fealty to ignoring deficits *as a principle.*
If a Democrat wins the White House in 2020, the '22 midterms are probably going to be another GOP wave anyway, regardless of if the deficit is a issue or not.

Most Americans are financially bankrupt, just like the government. Does it really matter?