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‘Unthinkable, Draconian’ Spending Cuts

silentCalfan Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 4:11 AM
As Will Rogers said, "We have the best Congress money can buy." Serious budget cuts are unlikely because spending serves the self-interest of politicians. It's all about the money. When politicians grant a tax break or subsidy to a company, the politician profits too, whether in the form of campaign contributions, payoffs to family members who are lobbyists, insider trading, or some other scam. Greed and corruption rule the system.

It’s my job to advocate for spending cuts. It’s a job I’ve been doing in one form or another for over a decade. If I’ve ever experienced a victory, it must have been a pretty small one, because I can’t recall any.

So why do I persist?

For one, I’m a naturally optimistic person. And fueling that optimism is the press. I’m constantly reading about the possibility of spending cuts, and those articles usually say that the cuts would be major … or massive … or severe...

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