[FoRK] so is it for real now?
dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Mon Oct 13 23:38:36 PDT 2008
could always cut the defense department in half - its not like they have
much to defend against anyway - just a few hundred cave-dwellers
now there would be some spending cuts.
On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
>> On Oct 13, 2008, at 1:59 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>>> That some seem to give a lot of that optimism for McCain, even knowing
>>> who his advisers are and the problem with the party, while having only the
>>> purest and deepest pessimism for Obama, especially given the last 8 years,
>>> is telling.
>> Well then I suppose you will be happy to know that I have no optimism for
>> McCain. I do not want to see McCain as President, but that does not make
>> Obama any less of a charismatic and deeply clueless empty suit.
>> Either way, government spending as a percentage of GDP is going to
>> increase. Again.
> Has already, no? Isn't the general feeling that it has become inevitable
> because of the mistakes, executive and regulatory, made in recent years?
> The war is vastly more expensive than the original bid. Tax cuts, at least
> according to many (Thanks Geege), have not paid for themselves.  Etc.
> Additionally, taxes are likely to go up. Clearly the deficit is
> unmaintainable. It's not really like you can point to whoever the next
> president is and say: "See, they raised taxes as soon as they could!" It is
> essentially unavoidable now it seems. The question is where and how. Or
> drastically cut spending, which seems even more unpopular overall..
>> J. Andrew Rogers
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