Persistently large deficits can be bad for the economy since they can lead to higher long-term interest rates and can depress national savings. In addition, large debt amounts can lead the economy down an unsustainable path. Each of these effects could harm the economy. Furthermore, deficits simply push off the burden to future generations. This is particularly troubling with the coming retirement of the baby boomer generation.
However, deficits do allow the government to finance vital national priorities, and can buffer the effects of economic fluctuations. The current level of deficits will hopefully prove to be, in OMB director Boltens words, "manageable." However, the persistence and the magnitude of the deficits, especially considering current and future needs that are going unmet, as well as the unprecedented dive from surplus to deficits, are a sign that the current administration is not acting in a responsible manner on tax and budget issues" see attached article for more.
Hmmm, maybe a good set of late model supersport rubber is what I need to finally graduate from the WMRRA novice class. Third year is a charm, right?
The question is, do I dare squeeze a 150/60-17 onto the my race Hurricane's 3.5" rear? The bike came stock with a 130/80. I run a 140/80 Bridgestone BT-090 on it now with no problems. I have a 150/70 Michelin Macadam on my street Hurricane, and that's worked well.
dude pirelli is overhyped in america. when i go to the track i see all these guys telling me that my michelins are garbage and to get some pirellis. BUT when you look at the best race teams in the world, look at what the endurance guys use, you notice that no one uses pirelli tires. You know why? Cause the real dogs know that michelin is supirior.
Sure. The GS500e runs a 3.5 rear too and just to get decent rubber a lot of us run the 150/60 combination. Though frankly I *LIKE* my BT-090's. Then again I get a set of BT's for $258 + shipping. So this deal isn't that smoking...
This year I couldn't race at all. Maybe next year I'll get a chance to change that.
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