Never Let a Crisis go to Waste
The federal deficit has expanded rapidly under the plague as politicians, primarily on the left, rush to attach riders to relief bills to puff up every radical and insane program that they can think of. The reason for this should be clear to this blog’s readers. The radical programs kick back to democrat politicians in the form of direct cash payments and campaign contributions.
There are a number of people issuing clarion calls about out of control federal spending, many of them who comment here also have their own blogs. In a sense I’m preaching (poorly) to the choir because I’m not laying down the case for the damage that this practice is doing nearly as well as they do. If corrupt, creepy, senile old Joe is elected and if the donkeys take the legislature, I have no idea where it will end up, but it’s not good no matter who is in charge.
There was a time when I thought that the US could sell enough oil to tilt the deficit down, but today, I don’t believe that would ever be sufficient. Where do we go from here?
$27 trillion dollars in the hole.
Noor bin Laden
Being pro-Trump has caused me more grief than being Osama bin Laden’s niece. …more here.
The Columbus Day Holiday
It’s over now. Columbus Day 2020 has passed and all of the federal workers are returning to the salt mine.
There are usually Columbus hater rallies but yesterday they seemed more muted than usual, overshadowed by over-amped hysteria from all quarters.
When I was a kid we used to celebrate Columbus Day, but it was one of those muted holidays. I’m not sure that we ate spaghetti the way people expect to do on Festivus. It’s not like it was Kwanza where you can expect a chicken dinner, or Labor Day when you’re supposed to raise a fist and sing the Internationale along with the democrat caucus in the US Congress. It’s definitely less than Boxing Day when you’re scheduled to open Christmas presents or New Year’s Day when the kids get smashed.
There was a time when Columbus Day was a bank holiday but I think that every day is a bank holiday during the plague. Mine hasn’t had an open lobby for many months now. Maybe they’ll open on November 4?
The Post Turtle
h/t Ed B.