Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Best Government Money Can Buy

AP Source: Federal deficit projected at $1.35T

The White House says Obama will propose a three-year freeze on domestic agency budgets, though the savings would barely make a dent.

The 2010 deficit ...[snippage]... would be a slight decline from last year's $1.4 trillion shortfall. But plans afoot on Capitol Hill for a new jobs bill and a coming Obama request for war funds would add to the total.

The steps needed to really tackle the deficit include tax increases and curbs on benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

This news article deserves the slow and careful reading that can only come from moving your lips. Sadly, the first thing that comes to mind is Mencken's quote about the common man getting what he wants.


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