A Solution to Reckless Spending

Nancy Pelosi tells Chris Wallace that Washington doesn't have a spending problem.  Photo is a screen-cap of the YouTube video.

Nancy Pelosi tells Chris Wallace that Washington doesn’t have a spending problem. Photo is a screen-cap of the YouTube video.

Yesterday, the Senate approved the Ryan-Murray budget deal in a 63-36 vote.  There were, of course, no alternatives to passing that bipartisan piece of legislation since no Republican Senators offered any amendments or proposed any viable cuts to the budget deal as presented.

Er….sorry, y’all, it’s hard to restrain the sarcasm beast, sometimes.

Regardless of protests to the contrary, Washington does indeed have a spending problem.  (Some juicy Nancy Pelosi video at the link) This week, several Republican Senators stood up and expressed their objections to the budget deal.  This page has recorded some of that.  Senators did have cuts to offer that may have gained some bipartisan support, but Harry Reid wanted this deal passed, and so that’s what happened.  Government spending gets an increase, and so you and I have to pay for it; and pay we will, y’all.

Today, the Senate is debating the Defense Authorization Act, so yeah, spending is up for debate, yet again.  Y’all understand by now that spending our money is the only thing that interests the majority of legislators regardless of party affiliation, right?

Milton Friedman proposes balancing the budget.  Photo is a screen-cap of the YouTube video.

Milton Friedman proposes balancing the budget. Photo is a screen-cap of the YouTube video.

If spending other people’s money is an addiction, Washington is due for an intervention.  Y’all, it’s not like there aren’t solutions out there.  Since I thrust the Pelosi video link on you, I think y’all deserve a break.  Let’s face it:  Every time most of us get a look at Nancy’s pass-it-so-we-can-find-out-what’s-in-it face, we only see a huge problem.  Milton Friedman is a wonderful salve to palliate raw, exposed spending lesions.  Watch the video below, and be reminded that even though the video clip originated sometime in either the Carter or the Ford Administrations, Friedman’s proposal is still timely.  Balanced budget proposals always are.

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