Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Government Spending

So, I'm reading today how we are going to try to secure shipping packages by air.  Why this hasn't already been done is beyond me, but don't ask about shipping by ship (you could probably send a tank in a container).  To secure shipping by air will take a lot of time and cost a lot of money that people are not willing to spend.  It is interesting that some are finally looking at costs, the war on terror has been an untouchable.  No one said anything about airport screening after 9/11.  That money largely came from the taxpayers because the airlines couldn't afford it.  Was this budgeted?  Of course not, President Bush put it off budget, emergency expenditure.   For those of you voting for people running on the balanced budget amendment that means that these expenses wouldn't have happened (I finally see a reason to support such an amendment).  So, get ready to blow up the budget, since this President doesn't pay for stuff off budget.  There will probably have to be a vote to raise the debt ceiling soon after the new congress is seated.  That will be an interesting vote (Mr. Johnson).  It is pretty much either we pay for this or bankrupt the corporations.  We'll pay but to bring it under budget something will have to be cut, a real cut.  It is going to be fun to watch the tea party in action.

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