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February 25, 2013

The Most Magical $85 Billion Dollars In The History Of The World

Listening to the reporting around the looming sequestration cuts, you'd think that this particular $85 billion dollars was the only thing standing between humanity and a return to some sort of Hobbesian state of nature^.

Just as a bit of context, remember that a scant 26 months ago, the Republican Party won a landslide series of House races running on a promise to cut $100 billion from that year's budget (roughly with the same time left in the fiscal year). Of curse they caved and we never saw any such cuts but still, the idea that $85 Billion in cuts from $1 trillion in discretionary spending (or about half of that at this point in the year) is so beyond the realm of the possible is laughable. Naturally, spending that kind of money is as easy as pie.

Since this $85 billion is key to continued existence of humanity, I think it's only fair that the government workers, MSM and of course the Democrats have something to rally to as they fight to save humanity. So with apologies to Mr. Tolkien I offer this battle cry...

“Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Spending, of Government Service Pay Grades, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the spending of Americans fails, when we forsake redistribution and break all bonds of government pay checks, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and tea party protests, when the age of spending comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear in this good Budget, I bid you stand, Men of Washington, D.C.!”


*Thanks to Kevin in ABQ for correcting my mistake.


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