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Budget Politics

pascagoulapappy Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 8:16 AM
Yep. They voted for him over and over and over again--some of them even got up out of their graves to vote for Ole Hope 'n' 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...