They will use the argument that they use regarding drilling-"If we started today it won't make a difference for ten years." The line items are so petty that they'll use the argument that they are 1-3% of the budget and don't make a difference. They'll suggest that you're stupid for thinking a few billion dollars will solve the problem.
The problem lies in the way they figure the baseline for budgeting; they don't work from 0 dollars, they work from previous years' spending with an automatic 3% growth figure worked into the equation. There's no incentive for departments to show a surplus because they don't want to see their budgets slashed by that amount or more for the following year. They spend it all to justify themselves and that's part of the problem.
So many people are out of touch with reality that it's frightening. And these whackos go into a polling place to vote....they might as well open their wallets and give their money away to the government.
Simple economics-when you spend more than the total of your incoming revenue, you'll wind up with a deficit. When you start covering up that deficit with your credit card, home equity loan, advance payday loan, retirement account loan, life insurance loan, and break into your kids' piggy banks, you're headed for bankruptcy.
Link to the article. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-the-tea-party-is-unyield...
Stopped getting Washington Post years ago. We are going the way of Greece because Obama Regime and Soros want us to become part of the world order, Glenn Beck said several years ago this would happen. Hope we can stop it, very worried.
Well said, and my sentiments exactly. The sooner the deed is done the sooner we can get our country back. We can no longer afford to feed these parasites. Like a tick, I light a match, blow it out, and put it to its back side. It definately will back out. Then I grab it and flush it down the toilet.