Monday, February 07, 2005



It's humiliating to live in a country in which a president and party can pull such an open and obvious switcheroo - cut taxes, destroy the budget, then cut social spending - and not get called on it by every single journalist and opposition politician said country. When cutting social spending was part of the plan all along.

I guess everyone was just so razzled by their $300 check from George W. Bush Himself that they forgot about THIS inevitability.


Meanwhile, most cities and states have lost the ability to pick up the slack, being in budget crises of their own. So for those who don't like the feds being responsible for the health, education, and welfare of their fellow citizens, due to the cumbersome nature of such a large government -- don't expect the lower levels of government to help address the problems any time soon. Which will increase the number of people who just can't pull themselves up by their bootstraps and for whom private charities just won't have the capacity to help. Which will mean more starving kids. But hey! We got $300 checks! Wooooooo!!

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