By Washington DC standards the just concluded budget agreement for funding the federal government through September, is a big win for Republicans. Emily Miller in Human Events describes, “The final agreement will be for $38.5 billion in cuts from current spending over the remaining six months of the current fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30. The spending cuts, although historic in size, account for only 2.5% of this year’s projected budget deficit of $1.6 trillion.” Here lies the obscenity of the central government; namely, that a mere drop in the bucket reduction in a historic deficit is lauded as the great achievement of compromised negotiations.
Viewing the inside partisan game and keeping score between two branches of the same corrupt party system guarantees habitual surrender to the curse of public debt. How can any far-sighted and judicious person accept that victory is defined as curbing the speed of an out of control train rushing to cross a trestle with rotten support timbers as a flood washes away the foundation of the structure? In today’s twilight zone of self-delusion, the mainstream media and political apologists pontificate that the ship of state was saved from crashing upon the reef of sunken vessels. REALLY !!!
March Madness: U.S. Gov’t Spent More Than Eight Times Its Monthly Revenue, points out the incontrovertible.