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September 15, 2017 9:26 pm  #1

It is high time

It certainly is.  A really good article on that subject.

It is high time that conservatives reform the budget process. In theory, Congress should prioritize expenditures to achieve the greatest public good with the available funds taxpayers and lenders provide. But in practice, not only are tradeoffs not made, there is no visible mechanism for identifying levels of priority.

The absence of such an analytical tool seems to have bullied President Trump into an unnecessary fear of defaulting on the debt. So much so that he has made a devil’s deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Doesn’t he know that they hate him and want him to fail or even die?  Perhaps he did what he thought was necessary for the good of the country facing the aftermath of two killer hurricanes. The pathetic Republican Senators could have saved him from dealing with Nancy and Chuck, but the GOP Senators couldn’t pass a stand-alone disaster relief bill. President Trump looked like a statesman among a bunch of petty politicians. Time will tell how costly this episode will prove to be.


A government which robs Peter to
pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw

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