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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

On being fiscally responsible

Slate has an excellent article on how being fiscally conservative in today's America is probably the most frustrating thing ever: Everybody sympathizes, nobody really does anything about it. Here is a key quote: Bush officials and advisers say they're going to balance out the costs, but they've said that before. Privately they seem to have a less rigorous view of the perils of blowing the bank. Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neil says that when he tried to resist tax cuts, Vice President Cheney replied: "Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." During last year's presidential campaign, a senior administration official put their worldview more bluntly: "Name me one person who has lost an election because of the deficit." This , I believe, is an important topic, especially with the debate on how to fund or pay for the $60 Billion needed for initial Katrina relief. Now, I may not the be smartest tool in the shed, but this seems like a good place to start! Just saying!


At 9/21/2005 07:53:00 AM, Anonymous Greg from Lawrenceville said...

Sorry SM, but I have to disagree with you! The importance of space exploration cannot be underestimated. It is the single best shot this planet has at achieving world peace. I won't go into a long speach, but let's just say I'm an advocate for sticking to our guns on space exploration.

Here is a place where we should be saving money.


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