Gut Rumbles

September 15, 2005

dream on

I like it when politicians start screaming about "the deficit." It's as if that thing is a boogy-man who simply springs out of the closet at night when you're asleep, sprouts fangs and claws and then chews up money.

Bullshit. The monsters are the politicians who spend money like drunken sailors and THEN whine about the "deficit," so they have an excuse to raise taxes and spend even MORE money.

Just read this. How many politicians do you think will endorse THAT crazy idea? Give up pork spending to attend to a real crisis? Fuggetabboudit.

Professional fretters, led by gloomy columnists such as David Broder, and political opportunists are casting long shadows over the spending, declaring that it is yet another disaster created by the Bush White House. They see the deficit hitting a half trillion dollars this year.

And they, no surprise here, demonize the Bush tax cuts as part of the problem. They're not. The problem is what it always is in Washington, no matter who holds Congress or who sits in the White House: Too much spending.

Duh. Who would have EVER thunk that thought?

There is a way out. For every buck Washington spends on Katrina relief, Congress has to cut a dollar from somewhere else in the budget. Every House member and every senator, as a show of support for the hurricane's victims, should publicly give up a pork project in their district or in their state.

Dream on. That'll happen when hell freezes over. Politicians will simply piss and moan, and then raise taxes. The only thing they'll ever cut is YOUR PAYCHECK.

Wanna BET on it?


The Bush tax cut wasn't shit. It was Bush playing up to his constituency. A tax cut without corresponding spending cuts is just plain stupid. Sure, let's place the burden of our benefit (the tax savings) onto our children by increasing the deficit. Great planning.

It's the same as the Dems telling their constituents that they'll send them more money, and then increasing taxes to do so.

They're all a bunch of fucking crooks.

Posted by: The Other Mike S on September 15, 2005 03:49 PM

"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money." Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

Dammit I hope the voters figure it out before we're irreperably damaged. And yea Mike, it was pretty idiotic to cut taxes while increasing spending.

Posted by: William on September 15, 2005 06:37 PM

Damn! I agree with two guys I usually disagree with. This is a strange world.

Posted by: Acidman on September 15, 2005 09:06 PM

It's been said, "First, we kill all the lawyers". That would eliminate most of Congress. Them that's left should be banished to a shuttle launch, then do an EVA minus spacesuits.Then we start over.To the Other Mike S, the tax cuts might mean shit to you, but on my meager income, it means a considerable amount on my paycheck. Enough to pay for my DSL connection at least.

Posted by: Horrabin on September 15, 2005 09:36 PM

"To the Other Mike S, the tax cuts might mean shit to you, but on my meager income, it means a considerable amount on my paycheck. Enough to pay for my DSL connection at least."

Those tax cuts that are saving you enough to pay for your DSL are costing you more in other areas that you either haven't realized yet, or haven't noticed. When Bush cuts taxes on the federal level, states have less federal funding to go around, filtering on down to the local county and city levels across the nation as well. Those cuts eventually result in higher fees for many things locally, as well as higher property taxes, etc. Your tax cut is actually costing you more than if you received no tax cut at all. You just can't see it yet.

Posted by: Wesley on September 16, 2005 04:03 AM
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