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Budget Politics

Elisabeth26 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 11:36 AM
Da-yuum. I never thought of it THAT way. It's too cynical and mean and low for even politicians. But apparently I am wrong. They are that grasping, greedy, manipulative and downright mean. It is time we start over fresh -- vote ALL the bastids [sic] out!
Cal18 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 12:27 PM
Right. And then what do we do? We elect clones from the same congressionally-mandated districts! Toss Nancy Pelosi out and her evil twin shows up next cycle. Get rid of Maxine Waters and along comes Marion Waters. It's like swatting flies.

You can toss out the current crop of bums, but you can't toss the bums out. Other than bums, who's going to run for public office at the national level? A purge sounds great but unless you have men and women of honor ready to take their place you just get more bums to replace them. That's cynical to be sure but tell me where I'm wrong? :-)
Reginald10 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 3:17 PM
That's what the Tea Parties, and Carl Rove's Crossroads PAC, are for. Recruiting honest, competent Conservative candidates who are electable and reliable.

The two "sides" should be co-operating, not fighting!
Doug5049 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 11:57 AM
Agree completely, now that Ron Paul has retired. The rest of them are worse than worthless. Send 'em packing.
Cal18 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 12:28 PM
There are a handful of decent folks in congress. The trouble is, it really is just a handful. Literally.
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...