Friday, July 23, 2010

Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Finally.  Now, was that so hard?

Deficit-schmeficit, when people are drowning, you throw them a life-saver...you don't stand there and argue about how you're going to get it back and who's going to pay for it.  For the love of Christ, people!

Don't get me wrong:  such arguments are reasonable FOR LATER. All this talk about The Bill we're going to leave for our children and grandchildren is all well and good, but I don't recall hearing anything about this when we whipped out the checkbook for toppling Saddam Hussein or when we gifted our wealthiest citizens with lower taxes.  Why?  Because the 2nd President Bush inherited a Treasury flush with huge Clinton-era surpluses.

What could possibly go wrong??

So, it is with this in mind that I would like to say the following to the johnny-come-lately deficit-hawks:  shut the hell up.