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Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

EJ Dionne-Sorry, I had to mention him

Posted by M. C. on July 24, 2011

As distasteful as it is, I feel I must talk about E.J.Dionne’s column. He writes today (24 July) that the Tea Party is the cause of the debt ceiling fiasco.

I hope the Tea Partiers can hang in there for what little they may accomplish. The administration has their best man leading the talks, Joe Biden. Dionne’s, Tea Partier’s and Republicrat’s blather is more significant for what is avoided. The big gorilla in the room becomes apparent when a little math is employed. Four or 2.4 trillion dollars over 10 years is 400 or 250 billion dollar savings per year. This year’s deficit is 1.6 trillion. A mere trillion or so dollars per year seems to have been overlooked. The truth is this cobbled up deal will be pitifully weak. The painful part won’t kick in for as many election cycles as possible. The deal will be loaded with hidden loopholes. Remember the multi-billion budget reduction bill recently passed that really saved nothing? This deal is a loser from the word go. We will continue to be headed for disaster until Congress, our President and those like Dionne realize government really must shrink. Fighting other countries civil wars, a worthless education department, paying farmers not to grow soy and everything in between; it all must stop!

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