need an actual budget...
by Gene Lyons
On the day the Obama administration
released its FY 2012 budget, two friends who don't
know each other sent different reactions. First William, a passionate
New York Democrat:
"Yeah, let's cut public health services," he wrote. "Pardon me while I
puke. Will this gutless worm
fight for anything? He accepts GOP premises and fights on their turf."
Next Jennifer, a less partisan Arkansas Republican: "Obama, reducing
the deficit by reducing
Pell Grants is NOT a good idea," she wrote. "That might hurt more than
it will help. Even with
scholarships, I still relied heavily on every penny of my Pell Grants
and worked at least two
part-time jobs all through college. I say cut elsewhere."
Then there's Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist
Granting that with Republicans controlling the House the White House
budget is mostly
political theater, he assesses its "symbolic meaning."
To Krugman, the budget signals that Obama ‘has effectively given up on
the idea that the
government can do anything to create jobs in a depressed economy. In
without saying so explicitly, the Obama administration has accepted the
that stimulus failed, and should never be tried again.’
Yes, we do have a big problem.
Obama refuses to fight for ANYTHING and he's probably going to win
by moving more and more towards the positions championed by The Bitch
and The Boner
That means no liberal causes will be fought for until at least 2016,
which will probably
be won by a Republican - the country being tired of 8 years of
ineffective Demo rule.
So America won't be moving forward for the next 12-16 years - that's
fucking sad as hell.
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