Tuesday, January 17

spending cuts

Let’s pass a bill to cover the moon with yogurt that will cost $5 trillion today. And then let’s pass a bill the next day to cancel that bill. We could save $5 trillion. — Paul Ryan

This is what pisses me off, the sheer amount of spending that the governments are doing, its so easy for them to keep on spending and not just spending, but to increase the spending. And then to reduce spending, its such a big hoo haa.

When individuals can cut spending, when families can cut spending, when corporates can cut spending, when NGO’s and charities can cut spending, why on earth does the government find it so difficult to cut spending?

And here’s another one.

We are living in a bizarre moment in history. Our establishment–the press, the academy, all unions, most politicians, many in business who have skin in the Ponzi game–assure us that borrowing trillions of dollars to finance wasteful spending, while sticking our children with the tab plus interest, is perfectly sensible. On the other hand, believing that we should live within our means is? Crazy! — John Hinderaker

Why are my kids being stuck with the bloody tab? Its extraordinary for parents to do this, why would you do this? Why would you leave your kids with debt? What kind of a parent are you? Would you have liked it if your parents stuck you with a giant debt? oh! sorry, they did. mutters crossly.


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