Monday, April 11, 2011

Draconian budget cuts

I'm reading a lot about the draconian budget cuts in the bill that the President agreed to last week.
Senior Advisor to the President David Plouffe conceded this morning that some of the cuts the White House agreed to in order to avoid a government shutdown were draconian. In an interview on "This Week" with anchor Christiane Amanpour, he called the cuts both "draconian" and "historic."
The only problem I have with that is that the Democrats are evidently out of touch with history. Draco didn't work a budget, he wrote the first written constitution of Athens. He wasn't an accountant as much as a lawyer.

However harsh you may think that the budget has become, lets be perfectly clear. We're not done yet. This little agreement was just a piddling exercise to keep the government rolling. 38 billion dollars. Chump change. Now, we've got to get ready for the 2012 budget and the argument is shaping up to be wonderful. According to our Speaker,
That's why this week, we'll advance our fight from saving billions of dollars to saving trillions of dollars as we turn our full attention to the GOP budget outlined by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., aptly titled "The Path to Prosperity."
But, just to be clear, Draco never wrote a budget.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

And the so called 'draconian' cut was actually LESS THAN 1%!!!