Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cause and effect, Republican style

This is the problem: Republicans agree debt is U.S. security threat

This is one of the main causes (h/t Zfacts):
"The US budget for Iraq in FY 2006 comes to $3,749/Iraqi. This is more than double their per person GDP. It's like spending $91,000 per person in the US."
This is their solution: GOP contenders say cut federal spending

Among their suggestions:
'Let the programs go that don't work. Don't lobby for them forever," said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani called for across-the-board cuts of up to 15 percent, including reduced federal spending on health care. "Rather than relying on a nanny government, let's rely on people to decide their own health care."

Former Sen. Fred Thompson..."We've got to spend more for the military as a matter of fact, but we've got to look at Social Security and Medicare and do some things that won't hurt anybody badly.
So let's see...after burning through the surplus Bush inherited from Clinton, slashing taxes for the rich multiple times, and spending hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq to search for non-existent WMDs, the Republican candidates are telling us we have to reign in spending and cut domestic programs.

I have a better idea and it won't hurt too badly - vote for anyone but a Republican.


Fran said...

My first time visiting your blog-- but I like your idea. slash Soc Security & Medicare..... jeez

How do they keep a straight face when making said proposals?

abi said...

Wasn't it Bush I who accused Reagan of Voodoo economics when he was running against him in 1980? And now here's his son, living proof that trying to grow the economy by cutting taxes is really, really dumb.

- abi

Kathy said...

Fran, welcome, and thanks for the comment. I wondered the same thing myself.

Abi, do children ever listen to their parents? ;-)

abi said...

Certainly not my children (who are cats).