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April 5, 2011 by Featured No Comments

Sometimes a picture is worth even more than a thousand words.

To hear the debate in Washington D.C., you would think that cutting back by 1.5% or 2% on the federal budget will be the end of the world.  While the economic conditionof the country is circling the bottom of the toilet bowl there are prominent politicians who will continue to say that they need to spend even more money.

There isn’t any money, of course, but that is barely a speed bump – they just print it, or borrow it.

The tired refrain goes:  ”I think we are a compassionate country; we don’t want people to starve or not get good medical treatment; we don’t want people living on the streets; we don’t want our senior citizens eating dog food.  So I propose that we act compassionately and not with hatred toward those less fortunate than us.  We need to quit giving tax breaks to big busineses and fat cats and share our good fortune with others.”

“In fact, I’m so convinced that we are a compassionate nation, and I care so much about our hurting fellow-citizens that I’m going to take even more of your money and give it to somebody else who I have determined needs it more than you do.”

“I realize they may or not be willing to work; they may or may not be willing to work; and I realize that you may not be able to support the charities you have supported before because you will have less money, but I care so much that I’m going to do this anyway because it’s the right thing to do.”

This is what these people are saying.  In the original Greek.  So look at this:

 

 

hat tip: Investors Business Daily