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In The Future, We'll All Be Extremists

Written By Jhoni Saprol on Saturday, July 30, 2011 | 8:37 AM

I don't read much out of Real Clear Politics these days. Oh, I look through the list of articles and blog posts every day, but I typically click on one at most. Recently, there have been a spate of articles with titles claiming that the Republicans are extremists or the Taliban or hostage-takers or terrorists or something similar, all because they want to cut spending.

When did it become extremist to suggest that you shouldn't spend more than you earn? In fact, the Republicans are taking a much, much milder position and are only recommending we spend five to six hundred billion dollars per year more than we earn.

That's extremist? That's the Taliban?

I'd suggest people spend a little time reading the Athens News and ekathimerini. Greece didn't have any problem raising their debt ceiling, but in the end, they all became "extremists" in one way or another.