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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Why do we have a deficit?

I watched the Sunday talk shows this afternoon and listened to folks from all over the country talk about how dysfunctional the U S government is.

Not a single one of them talked about how the people want all of those programs and at the same time do not want to pay for them.  The Rs are unwilling to admit that the people want them.  The Ds are unwilling to admit that the people do not want to pay for them.  That, quite simply, is why we have a deficit.

We want the National govt to spend at least 24% of GDP on us and we want it to collect at most 18% of GDP in taxes from us.

1 comment:

  1. Found this statement in an article by Jonah Goldberg. In an ancillary way it seems to fit in with Wayne’s observations.

    “particularly given the attitudes of young people who seem to believe that you should be free to use birth control (true), but that you’re not free unless someone else pays for it.”