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Budget Politics

daunhin Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 8:52 AM
Great idea, Rick, but, like term limits, its use is only good to buy votes. After the election(s) they place it back on the shelf until the next election cycle.
Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only two tasks: (1) building statues of Benedict Arnold and (2) providing life-saving medications to children. If this agency's budget were cut, what would it do?

The answer, of course, is that it would cut back on the medications for children. Why? Because that would be what was most likely to get the budget cuts restored. If they cut back on building statues of Benedict Arnold, people might ask why they were building statues of...