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Budget Politics

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?
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...