14 February 2013

Two Words for Libs Telling You the
Federal Budget Can't Be Balanced...

Penny Plan

One of the standard (disingenuous) prog talking points you hear these days re. dealing with our soaring national debt is that the US federal budget couldn't be balanced even if we wanted to (and why would you?)....

These same money-grubbing pinheads purport that Newt Gingrich's black-ink in the late 90s was merely an aberration, and that you'll never see times like that again. But as with most US political issues over the last 5 years, the progs' true intention is to shift the country's 'middle ground' in debate so far to the left that regardless of whatever congressional wrangling ensues,
Big Government will prevail- and prosper. 

Combine that with unprincipled Gee-Oh-Pee 'leadership' and it's not 'should we cut spending', but 'should we increase spending a little... or a lot?' (CUT? You some kind of extremist?)

Alas, if you consider the way Obama's reelection laid bare the paucity of math skills amongst vast swathes of the zombified US electorate, to win these vital debates SOMEbody on our side is going to need to make the case to voters that a balanced budget is not just possible -or even desirable- but DESPERATELY needed (and enforced by a constitutional amendment) to reign in a power-mad ruling class that's become the greatest internal existential threat America has faced in 150 years. 

Conservatives MUST make this understood by one helluva lot more people than can see it now... create a badly-needed sense of urgency... and sell the solution. But don't worry knock-kneed RINOs on the Hill, you won't have to miss any tee times or anything- the script has already been written for you, all you got to do is grow a spine and commit yourself to doing the righteous thing for once:

The One Cent Solution is beautifully simple: If the government cuts one cent out of every dollar of its total spending (excluding interest payments) each year for five years, and then caps overall federal spending at 18 percent of national income from then on, we can: 
  • Reduce federal spending by $7.5 trillion over 10 years. 
  • Balance the budget by 2019. 
  • Moreover, instead of using inflated budget “baselines” to claim nonexistent spending “cuts” a common practice in Washington, the One Cent Solution calls for real cuts. Under the One Cent plan, the sum of all discretionary and entitlement spending will have to go down from one year to the next, by one percent or more...

The One Cent Solution -aka 'the Penny Plan'- is being enthusiastically championed by Rep Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV (Connie Mack, R-Fla), and already enjoys the support of Rand Paul, 11 other senators, +74 Reps in the House.

Sure, I'd like to cut a whole lot of programs right-on-down to zero... tho looking out from the hole we're in now, I'd give my left nut for a balanced budget sometime in the next decade (which Ryan's plan does not achieve):

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