18 October, 2021

I’m Reminded of a Scene in ”City Slickers II”

Oh rats. I can’t find a video link.

Anyway, Billy Crystal says, “You can’t go west of the sun. And if you think you can, then I am directly south of an idiot.”

I feel that way when I read this:

This week, President Joe Biden made the incredible statement — sycophantically repeated by the press — that his $3.5 trillion budget bill, which includes major spending initiatives on everything from climate change to Medicare, would be “free.” Biden tweeted, “My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars. Instead of wasting money on tax breaks, loopholes, and tax evasion for big corporations and the wealthy, we can make a once-in-a-generation investment in working America.”

This asinine notion immediately rocketed around the political sphere. White House press secretary Jen Psaki explained, “The reconciliation package will cost zero dollars.” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., said, “This is a zero-dollar bill because it’s all going to be paid for with taxes on the wealthiest corporations and the wealthiest individuals, which makes it more popular than it even was before.” Members of the media began repeating the line ad nauseam. The reason was obvious: Democrats are trying to cudgel Republicans into acquiescing.

This is from:

No, Government Spending Isn't 'Zero Cost' – PJ Media

No, it’s not zero cost, just because you claim you’ve found a way to pay for it. It still costs $3.5 trillion (with a “T”). And saying so makes you sound like an idiot. No one with any sense would believe it, no matter how many times you repeat it.

And if you think it’s true, then I am writing to an idiot.

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