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Now, I personally don't think that the examples I gave are opposite sides of the same coin. I happen to think that the examples I listed are more thoughtful and intelligent, not to mention truthful. I also think that their detractors probably have less of a genuine knowledge of their views, having gotten them mostly second-hand. But I get it, through the political prism, they're seen as opposites.
Even so, take a look at this common sense list of ideas from Franken on places to cut spending in the budget. There's no wild-eyed ranting here, these are straight ahead good ideas. And he didn't even mention the "Franken Donut Hole" that would keep the cap on Social Security Taxes in place at $106,000, but then start taxing again at $1,000,000 and up. That would be a great idea.
Sen. Franken offers three ideas to help cut government spending
OpEd piece by Sen. Al Franken – It’s easy to agree that we should cut government spending. It’s harder to agree on what government spending we should cut.
We can’t just say, “Let’s cut $500 billion” or make vague promises about “increasing efficiency.” Serious budget proposals should be clear about exactly what we’d be cutting, saving, and sacrificing. . .
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