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Budget Politics

John Quincy Adams Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 10:29 AM
Thanks, just what I thought, the Republican controlled House, once again, has no cajones.
SdAufKla Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 11:29 AM
Amen to that!

The GOP is in many ways just as bad as the Dems, and in many others even worse. At least the Dems would actually use that power if they had it, the GOP lacks the moral courage.
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...