Don't look now, but the White House is forecasting higher budget deficits than first calculated:
Well no s**t Sherlock! Jeez, does this come as a surprise to anyone? I could have told you that the deficit was going higher than first forecast, and I am going to make a bold prediction here that it is going to go up from here. All right, I understand that the economy is slowing and there are going to be lower tax revenues and some higher social costs - that I get. What doesn't make sense to me is that the President and Congress are choosing NOW to try to institute a bunch of dips**t liberal policies that are going to cost us a fortune! Hey guys, how about getting things back on track to where we are generating some revenue and reducing some costs somewhere BEFORE you attempt your expensive social (socialist) experiments that are going to put us in an even deeper hole - and have about a one in 7,600 chance of actually working without creating an even bigger social/financial disaster? Hmmm, if I lose my job and have to take a 50% pay cut, should I contemplate buying a new house and asking my fellow unemployed neighbors to eat at my kitchen table every night too? Should I stand at a fuel pump and fill up every tank that rolls through if the person tells me that they can't afford to fill their SUV on their own?
I may be disgusted with the government right now, but here is what really gets my goat. Whenever some stupid, politically motivated, outsized spending bill comes up now, the excuse that I hear from the President and Congress is that its to help the economy or because the prior administration spent a lot of money and left a mess, blah, blah, blah. At least come clean - you are pushing some stupid left wing social movement to entrench yourselves deeper in power. The other thing that is irking me is that people all over are piling up on the rich and capitalists as being these evil guys who deserve to be taxed into oblivion. Citizen Zane is far from rich, and I do think that the prior administration gave the wealthy a few too many breaks, but without the people who take risks and generate large amounts of income that we all enjoy as employees and fellow taxpayers, we are going to choke the goose who lays the golden eggs. Hey lazy rich-hating moron, go out and make your own money. You are not entitled to your neighbor's wealth because he/she is successful. Stop embarrassing yourself - Citizen Zane.