“It STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful government overspending TODAY, instead of speculating years out that some future Congress and White House may possibly, hopefully, eh-who-knows, take responsibility for today’s budgetary selfishness and shortsightedness to do so,” she continued. “THIS is the definition of insanity. Do we still not understand how dangerous it is to allow government to grow unchecked as we shackle ourselves with massive debt – a good portion of which is held by foreign nations who don’t necessarily like us?”
“If we can’t balance the budget today, what on earth makes us think it will happen at some future date?” she wrote. “The solution is staring us in the face. We need to rein in spending today, and don’t tell me there is nothing to cut when we know every omnibus bill is loaded with pork and kickbacks.”
Ryan is merely doing what Ruling Class pols do best: blowing attractive smoke in the advancement of his own political career.
By my estimates, we’re looking at about ten trillion dollars worth of deficint spending over the life of Ryan’s budget proposal, which has us trimming spending by five trillion. Now the only way we reach balance at the end of ten years is for about two of those five trillion in cuts to take effect in 2015. Anybody want to bet on the chance of that happening?