Saturday, August 14, 2010

Budget short takes: Sanity prevails


According to the Gallup polling outfit, most people haven't been distracted from the nation's real problems by Republicans (and dumber Dems) demanding that the government cut the deficit rather than get to work to fix the economy. Not only did the deficit not break 10 percent concern among national problems, neither did "immigration" or "family decline." I could wish people had been more concerned about our wasteful wars, but overall the people seem to have their eyes on the ball. Now where are the politicians?
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And today the President showed he has his eye on the ball as well, assuring the country in his weekly address that

One thing we can’t afford to do though is privatize Social Security – an ill-conceived idea that would add trillions of dollars to our budget deficit while tying your benefits to the whims of Wall Street traders and the ups and downs of the stock market.

I sure hope this is one of Obama's promises that he'll keep, unlike his record on restoration of civil liberties.

Still, a good day for budget sanity.

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