Fred: Thanks for your postings with actual data. The numbers help clarify things. I'll respond in a bit. As a fellow Southerner, I, too, do not think that it is a good thing that America has been Southernized!!! I was merely point out that the political economic ideology and theology of the South has now become over-arching framework for all American political rhetoric and public policy. peace, patrick At 01:19 AM 11/1/01 -0500, you wrote: >On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Patrick L. Mason wrote: > > > Jerry: > > > > Conservatives really aren't interested in whether tax cuts generate jobs. > > The supply-side language accompanying these cuts is just political filler, > > spin control, unadulterated garbage. Rather, the real objective is the > > libertarian desire to reduce the size of government, to reduce government > > spending and transfer payments purely for the sake of reducing government > > spending and transfer payments. Lowering tax revenues creates a budget > > deficit that conservatives then argue can only be solved by lowering > > spending. The net impact is to redistribute income toward the wealthy. > > > > America has been Southernized. > >Which is really too bad, and I speak as one from the South, but with a >different point of view.
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