Tuesday, January 26, 2010

On the spending freeze

I think it's bullshit. Defined as:

1. A stupid idea that's going to make things worse, or

2. A slogan presented with no regard for the complicated truth that it's going to be frozen at the 2010 levels, which will include a jobs bill and pushes to a variety of programs, blah, blah, blah.

So maybe it's a cap, not a freeze, and maybe it's a floorwax and a dessert topping both. Don't know, don't care. The way to fix the deficit is to grow the economy and no one has ever grown the economy by cutting spending. Maybe I'm still sore because our governor just gave a State of the State where he talked about jobs while putting 500 people (some of whom I knew) out of work and education while kicking kids out of the virtual school.

On the other hand, it will have everyone talking about the 'spending freeze' and for once it'll be the idiots on the radio having to say, "yeah, but it's actually more complicated than that!" Or maybe they'll just do what they always do and call our President a liar and make up whatever deranged shit they feel like, and the media will have John McCain on to talk about how unfortunate it is that the Democrats are trying to destroy the country.

Yeah, I guess I'm a little annoyed.

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