Blog Running – ‘It’s not a “fiscal cliff” — it’s an “austerity bomb”
We are ALL of us in this together.
Until we ALL can work under the same rules and laws, until the hungrist are feed, the homeless are housed, those needing care are cared for – without fear or worry – then we are NOT a great Nation.
A lot of people when they first hear me say ‘Oh you’re a Conservative or Libertarian’.
It’s because I talk about cutting budgets.
And we need to.
But we begin by cutting the military’s budget.
We are never going to invade another Country again and it doesn’t take a TRILLION Dollars a year to ‘defend’ our borders.
So until we cut our ‘defense’ spending, not a dime should be taken from ANY social program.
From the great people over at America Blog.
Gaius Publius –
‘Framing alert, lefties. I’m serious. The so-called “fiscal cliff” really is an “austerity bomb” and there’s a ton of reasons to use that phrasing — or something, at least, not dictated by the mainstream who wants it’.
‘Also, accuracy alert. “Austerity bomb” really does describe both the cause and the effect. The Professor’ :
“The cliff stuff makes people imagine that it’s a problem of excessive deficits when it’s actually about the risk that the deficit will be too small; also and relatedly, the fiscal cliff stuff enables a bait and switch in which people say “so, this means that we need to enact Bowles-Simpson and raise the retirement age!” which have nothing at all to do with it”.
‘There are no serious deficit hawks in Washington; just serious safety net killers. The “fiscal cliff” wasn’t designed to force budget changes. It was designed to force scary budget changes as a cover for safety net reductions’.
‘Back to Krugman’:
“And it can’t be emphasized enough that everyone who shrieks about the dangers of the austerity bomb is in effect acknowledging that the Keynesians were right all along, that slashing spending and raising taxes on ordinary workers is destructive in a depressed economy, and that we should actually be doing the opposite”.
‘Look, there’s only one bottom line here’.
‘This is a Demand Depression’.
‘The economy is depressed because no one is buying — lack of demand’.
‘If it were a Supply Depression — a depression caused by a lack of a supply of goods — we’d be out of it already’.
‘We’ve handed money hand over fist to the “job creators,” and they’ve given us nada in the way of ramped-up production’.
‘If there were money to be made by producing, they’d be making it — in this country, the one actual Americans care about’.
‘Nuff said? Or do I need to go on about how those internationalist “job creators” don’t give an actual damn about the country of their origin — so long as their next pile of megalomaniacal cash comes from somewhere.
From : http://americablog.com/2012/11/its-not-a-fiscal-cliff-its-an-austerity-bomb.html