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Budget Insanity

edavis885 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 10:37 PM
Actually it is not an IQ problem, it is an education problem. The government is the one that teaches most people how to think about government. You go to a government mandated school and have a government trained and paid for teacher to teach you about government and economics. Is there then any surprise that most people have a pro-government viewpoint? People talk about rights but do not know the origins of natural rights theory. Most people that graduate high school can't pass a basic civics test. It's not about IQ it's about the information that they were taught and the light that it was presented in. Most of my knowledge about political theory was learned outside of the classroom.
Last year, Congress agreed to $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts, unless politicians find other things to cut. They didn't, of course. So now, with so-called sequestration looming in January, panic has set in. Even the new "fiscally responsible" Republicans vote against cutting Energy Department handouts to companies like Solyndra and subsidies to sugar producers. Many claim that any cut in military spending will weaken America and increase unemployment.

It's another demonstration of the politicians' addiction to spending -- and how we are complicit. "One more infrastructure bill" or "this jobs plan" will jumpstart the economy, and then we'll kick our...