What irritates me is all the bread and circuses about entitlement cuts when there are a million other less politically sensitive things that could be cut.
Sure things like PBS, bike paths and hiking trails are just drops in the bucket but enough drops will fill a bucket. We should force the democrats to make a public choice.
But it is not the same politically, so long as gullible people don't look beyond words to the reality that inflation taxes everybody, the poorest as well as the richest.
So while Obama claims to be John Q. Everyman, he's actually destroying his own constituency without making it seem so. He can continue to blame the Republicans for the declining state of social and cultural affairs in the country while he eats Wagyu beef under one of his 54
Christmas Holiday Trees.
Speaker Boehner. You should be shouting this all day, every day.
When a country is running annual deficits >$1 TRILLION, it is a SPENDING problem. Not a revenue problem!
As Mark Steyn points out, even if you confiscated every penny the Forbes 400 have, it would be enough to cover just over one years federal deficit. And after that youre back to square one. Its not that the rich arent paying their fair share, its that America isnt. A majority of the electorate has voted itself a size of government its not willing to pay for."