You have to wonder why people are for larger government. Look at this fiscal debate going on. To start with, the numbers being flung around the media have little or no context. Plain English is just something that politicians never indulge. The media used to break this down. Some still do, in all honesty.
The nightmarish fiscal cliff has been driven over. There was NOTHING signed into law by the executive branch. There is just an understanding of a framework. Seriously, look for the nuts and bolts for what cuts will take place, and when...
It is such a game when you make up your accounting rules as you go along. There is something called Generally accepted accounting practices. Our Government should abide by them. Also, the use of words should be the same as well.
Do you realize that "Spending Cut" does not mean spending less on a project?
Do you realize that "Fair Share" means he top 50% of wage earners pay 97% of all income taxes? Take into consideration that the TOP 1% pay 39% of all income taxes?
I would tell the house to reduce spending levels to where they were with Clinton (last time we had a surplus, according to government accounting).
Of course Lindsey Lohan might be need more of our attention...