There will be lots of celebrating in Washington next month when the Treasury announces that the federal budget deficit for fiscal 2007, which ends Sept. 30, will have dropped to a mere $158 billion, give or take a few bucks.Hey Dude....
That will be $90 billion below the reported 2006 deficit, and will be toasted by the White House and Treasury as a great accomplishment.
But I have a nasty little secret for you, folks. If you use realistic numbers rather than what I call WAAP -- Washington Accepted Accounting Principles -- the real federal deficit for the current fiscal year is more than 2 1/2 times the stated deficit.
[ cf Fuzzy Bush math ]
Uh, would this be a bad time for those of us back in 2000 who were noting that the numbers were totally nonsensical back then, were, uh, out in front of this back in the time before the whole world changed, and everyone decide that we needed to be "moreer at war than ever before" but that this did not mean that there was any good reason to go with say a War Bond Drive to help make sure that the current WhateverOnWhomever would lead to the sort of fiscal fiasco that the nation has helped itself into??? Ah yes, back in 2004 some of the folks who were starting to think about how absurd it was all getting were starting to admit that maybe it was so time to have raised the WarBonds that would be useful for funding the sort of CacaMaMe Scheme as the current effort to restore the wetlands in Iraq, because the nation is in a Time of Transferring The Tax Liabilities unto the unborn...
So when even Great Cut And Runner Defeatist Kapitulationists like Tom "the most important thing in a time of war is tax cuts" DeLay decided that his personal best solution was to, well, Cut And Run, while it was still possible so that he could Pimp His "No Retreat No Surrender" alternative to the "Left Behind" Apcalypso fantasy tale... shouldn't americans have come to the unpleasant reality that things were, well, just the same as they have been for so long....
At which point why not Embrace The Horror???
Why should folks be told that they should not sit on the Nuclear Weapon!!!! When it is all that can given them that chance to feeeeeeel the POWER between their legs???
Come On Allan Sloan, why DO YOU hate freedom????
Why are you opposing the President's Special Powers???