Friday, January 4, 2013

It's The Spending, Stupid!


Only Professor Irwin Corey would argue this looks good.

UPDATE: For those too young to remember...



Watch, and tell me this man couldn't get a job as one of President Obama's economic advisors.

2 Comments:

Blogger CharlieSix said...

It looks to me that we have to either (a) raise revenue or (b) decrease spending. [Duh] So how about if we increase the tax rates on every person paying taxes by about 50% so we can (1) offset the deficit and (2) increase the amount spent on welfare and food stamps and extended unemployment benefits. Whoops---If we go for (1) it still won't abate the deficit. Does that mean we can't afford (2)? Or does it meant that we'll have to raise tax rates further on the remaining few who are working? Perhaps we should look to Greece to see what the solution might be?

January 4, 2013 at 9:40 PM 
Blogger MediaMike said...

No thank you on austerity.

For a more real picture of revenue vs. spending:

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2011/05/deficit-chart-republicans-hate

The IMF has reformed itself on austerity as a solution for economic issues:

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/04/imf_economists_apologize_for_austerity_forecasts/

There is a great deal of revenue out there via comprehensive immigration reform. I must credit George W. Bush for having the smarts to attempt. The Obama version of this is really the Bush II version of this.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/10/1307561/top-10-reasons-why-the-us-needs-comprehensive-immigration-reform-that-includes-a-path-to-citizenship/?mobile=nc

And you can all spare me your fallacy of argument by attacking the sources.

January 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home