Saturday, February 12, 2011

About those budget cuts

Well spoken, Harry:

After all, you can lose a lot of weight by cutting off your arms and legs, but no doctor would recommend it.

-- HARRY REID, Senate majority leader, criticizing House Republicans proposed spending cuts, which would slash $100 billion from President Obama's budget; Reid says deep cuts in the Republican plan would take teachers out of the classroom and police off the streets


  1. Are these the same spending cuts that would remove nearly all government funding from NPR and PBS? Granted neither is as vital as teachers or police, but in my opinion they rank pretty high up there in terms of free speech from almost all facets of any issue.

    When will the Senate/Congress/President and co. realize that they could really help this budget deficit problem by trimming the military budget? Actually, I think the better question is when will they realize that cutting military spending is the right thing to do instead of continuing to slash funding for education, police and firefighters, and other public services that do good and try to do as little harm as possible?

  2. Yup, Maggie. I completely agree with you.

    It's all quite dismaying, isn't it?


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