Friday, April 20, 2012

About Cutting Government Spending

FLG always chuckles a little when Chuck Schumer or somebody says we can't balance the budget on the backs of the poor, children, and elderly.

The simple fact is that when you cut government spending there are basically two things you can cut, as the old guns or butter analogy implies, either the military or programs that benefit poor, children, or the elderly.  Sure, the government does other stuff, and the money allocated does sound pretty big.  But really when you talk about cutting the deficit, you either cut the military or programs for some group to which people are sympathetic.

(Not that there aren't certain tax loopholes that benefit the well-off, but that's a revenue, not a spending issue.)

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