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Budget Politics

Jeff6235 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 6:37 AM
George Soros is really poor. so is Corzine, Kerry, Pelosi and Reid. Steven Spielberg is broke too. Bill Gates and Warren buffet just ran out of money as well. dont' forget the crook John Corzine. Al gore is penniless. And susan rice just ran out of money. The republicans must stolen it from them.
3204 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 12:28 PM
One of the best satirists on the net; he regulary 'nets' in those who think he is seriously expounding for a return to a royalist system based on socialism.
John Quincy Adams Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 10:19 AM
I pray to God that's satire.

" It has always been recognized that those who rule should have a higher standard of living in order to ensure their decisions remain sound. "

REALLY?
Coyote9 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 7:40 AM
If that is satire, well played. If you are truly a "Loyal Democrat", and this is how you think, God help us.
Loyal Democrat Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 7:05 AM
No, these people are either rulers or they help to establish policy. It has always been recognized that those who rule should have a higher standard of living in order to ensure their decisions remain sound.

Are you trying to say that a king or an emperor should live in squalor just because his subjects do? No, a king or an emperor should have a magnificent life, otherwise they will be unable to issue edicts that are best for the subjects.

This is why it is good that Obama goes on his vacations and is showered with wealth. As long as he is content his is equipped to rule the masses.
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...