[FoRK] Fwd: Hey, big spender...

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Tue Aug 26 19:20:29 PDT 2008

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Lucas Gonze" <lucas.gonze at gmail.com>
> Date: June 10, 2008 12:40:28 PM CDT
> To: "Friends of Rohit Khare" <fork at xent.com>
> Subject: Re: [FoRK] Hey, big spender...
> Reply-To: Friends of Rohit Khare <fork at xent.com>
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>> Not true;  the total cost of the new spending proposals Obama's  
>> offered up
>> on the campaign trail, collectively, total something in the  
>> neighborhood of
>> $1T (rough est., but certainly in the ballpark.)
> $1T?  This is a fable.
>> Except the $1T in new spending he's proposing...  Except the fact  
>> that he
>> hasn't said anything concrete about spending REDUCTION.
> It's not a spreadsheet, it's a set of priorities.  The 1T number isn't
> even real, and the absence of cuts is what we call "campaign trail."
> You don't object to politicians playing good ball, do you?  Personally
> I think that's a quality.

This was your prior challenge.  It's like fucking Groundhog Day,  
Lucas.  Either read the answers to the questions you ask, or stop  
asking them.

Here were the answers, among others, in support of $1T.  That  
estimate's been increased with additional scrutiny of his specific  

>  http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080216202609AA1S3Qo
>  http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2008/2/14/obamas-trillion-dollar-spending-plan.html
> In fact, don't take it from me --- take it from Obama himself:
>  http://www.usnews.com/blogs/capital-commerce/2008/2/12/is-obama-really-the-liberal-reagan.html

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