Gut Rumbles
 

February 05, 2006

What's that droning noise?

Yeah, he says it, but he doesn't mean it. It's just the required drone every political big-spender must emit from time to time to relieve some pressure, kinda like a long-winded fart from a gas-filled belly. Once that noise is made, Bush can resume spending taxpayer dollars like a drunken sailor.

Of course, the Party of Vandals must contribute its droning, too. Get ready to hear the word "Draconian" a lot. ANY reduction in funding (or even a spending freeze, for that matter) for ANY government program (no matter how useless and wasteful) is a Draconian Spending Cut and everybody knows that Draco was... okay, most people never HEARD of Draco, but they know damn well that anything described as Draconian is very bad. Isn't Draco an evil character in the Harry Potter books?

In the end, all this gas will pass and nothing will change. Congress will continue lunatic spending and Bush's veto pen will continue gathering dust on his desk. We see this frenzied posturing every few years, right before we return to Business as Usual, but it's become a necessary ritual--- kinda like singing the National Anthem before a football game even though two out of three people don't know the words.

I have decided that if we EVER have a budget surplus again, it will have to sneak up and bite us on the ass the way it did Bill Clinton. It will surprise everybody--- until Congress works overtime figuring out how to piss it all away.

"The retirement of the baby-boom generation will put unprecedented strains on the federal government. By 2030, spending for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid alone will be almost 60 percent of the entire federal budget," Bush said.

"And that will present future congresses with impossible choices: staggering tax increases, immense deficits or deep cuts in every category of spending."

What's this "future" shit? Hell, we'll all be DEAD in the "future." Politicians think no further ahead than the next election. Hanging onto office is a "now" issue. They aren't gonna lay a Draconian Cut on ANYTHING that may cost them a vote.

So, sit back and enjoy the dog-and-pony show. That's all you're gonna get.

Comments

The only savings during the Slick Willie years was a result of the reduction of the militay (over 40%) to third world status. That's on the order of selling your car for the money to take a road trip. It will eventually result in the death of millions of Americans and there is no way other than an actual invasion of the country that it will ever obtain the status of super power again. Lean and Mean is just a term used by the simple minded to brainwash the population and as we can see right now is a very dangerous situation. Can't keep 130,000 soldiers in the field and keep them supplied? Actually we had more troops in the middle east in the nineties than we have now but that was before the massive 'stupid' cuts.

Posted by: scrapiron on February 5, 2006 03:18 PM

Draco and Solon were Greek nude wrestling buddies. From which we get the words Drano and Colon.

Posted by: Velociman on February 5, 2006 04:14 PM
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