Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Pelosi: Oh No! The Government May Start to Disappear If We Make Any Cuts
Independent Journal Review.com published this article and video on Nancy Pelosi that pillar of the American political scene and apparently a genius when it comes to the government, the economy and the national debt.
When I hear that there will be “very little” of the “public space” of the government left, my first reaction is to smile and fist bump the closest person to me. After all, the private sector is the productive sector.
In the video above, click on the link, and you can see Pelosi, when asked about Boehner’s stance that any increase in the debt ceiling should be matched dollar for dollar with spending cuts, she said (via CNSNews.com):
“Yes, that’s what the Speaker says, and that is certainly in keeping with the anti-government ideologues that are in his caucus,” Pelosi said. “If you keep cutting investments in the future that way in order to do something that should be pro forma here to pass the debt limit, this shouldn’t even be this kind of a debate.”
“I mean, you can have the debate, but there shouldn’t be any doubt in anybody’s mind as to what the outcome is about the full faith and credit of the United States of America,” she said.
“If you keep saying ‘dollar for dollar,’ you will have very little in terms of the public space,” Pelosi said.
Believe it or not, it is [somehow] understandable from where the Democrats are coming, but there just must be a better solution than what they are offering. There is soooooo much waste in government spending it is unbelievable; Kyle Becker has reported on the DHS buying 1.6 billion bullets just because it was a good deal and also on a federal grant to study duck penises, and I have written about the Senate barbershop costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year while the National Science Foundation is spending over $1 million studying the impact of playing video games on seniors’ brains.
So Mrs. Pelosi, it’s fairly hard to believe that there aren’t cuts to be made in our government, and if we have to get rid of a few pointless government expenditures, I think we will be okay. If they do it smartly, they can even do it without just slinging pink slips to government employees. However, it will take both sides sitting down to look through all of the government spending to find the waste – it’s not any different than what an efficient business would have to do to save money.