Trust Nancy to come up with the nuttiest of statements.
Okay, since a commenter on NRO asked for this specific data set, I decided to just get out Excel and do it. The graph shows the spending totals for fiscal years 2007-2011 (2012 isn’t available yet except as estimates, and I’d rather work with actual figures), compared with the sequester, and, well, it speaks for itself.
Yes, I said slavery. And I’m not alone.
Some might be wondering why I went to such an extent as to write two long posts naming the name of every Republican who voted for the tax hikes in the “fiscal cliff” bill. Well, I was going to write at length about that today, but, lo and behold, someone else beat me to it, and wrote something I wish I could have.
Gee, thanks, John Boehner. Thanks to your last-minute cave on taxes, the taxes on pretty much every employed American are set to go up by about a thousand dollars.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why America is failing. The supposed party of fiscal conservatism is about to give the leftists 90% of what they want in exchange for a pig in a poke.
To that question, Obama apparently said, “heck, yes, let’s do it!” Probably his version of a Christmas present to all those Governing Class people who re-elected him.
No, I don’t mean the mentality of the entitlements he loves to hand out and expand — I mean his own mentality that he’s entitled to whatever he wants.
Two stories crossed my inbox today that highlight the difference between the two parties, I believe.