” If you weighed 1,000 pounds, would people notice you lost weight if you went down to 999 pounds?
In Congress, the Republicans feared there would be another shutdown they would be blamed for. They compromised with Democrats and presented a budget of wimps. During the next ten years, they will cut spending by $23 billion. The sequester, which would have cut the budget by much more than that, was done away with for fear it would keep politicians from wasting more money. What about the debt ceiling that we will have to raise? The Democrats complain about trickle-down economics in which the rich invest in the economy, create jobs, and purchase expensive things that again require people to service them. They practice it all the time when they privately invest their money to produce a return that is much larger than what retired people receive from Social Security.”