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Budget Politics

jturning Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 12:33 PM
Many of the Obama supporters I know are so uninformed and delusional about the state of our country all they know is the little bit of the lib press they get. As much as I try to inform them about our national debt, paying attention to all those G's coming out of their pockets each year, how the government wastes so much falls on deaf ears. I believe they all voted for Obama again and I'm the only person in my office that spoke out against the man and that I wouldn't voted for the liar. I think the ignorant are now a majority and I don't see much hope with our current school system for any real change.
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...