Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?
I know that you recognize a lot of people help you in a business. Perhaps the bank, the investors. There is no question your mom and dad, your school teachers. The people who provide roads, the fire, the police. A lot of people help. But let me ask you this. Did you build your business? If you did, raise your hand. Take that Mr. President! This is what’s happening in this country. These people are entrepreneurs.
~ Mitt Willard Romney during a campaign appearance in Ohio on Wednesday, agreeing that tax payer-funded programs help all American businesses succeed
Meanwhile, Mittens has proposed deep reductions in government spending and has even said that the nation must “cut back” on firemen, policemen and teachers.
Last I checked, the Taliban air force was pretty small.
Aviation analyst Richard I. Aboulafia, on why the USAF has never used any of its 187 $400 million “super fighter” F-22s in combat.
Fortunately, now we’re building the $200 million+ F-35 to fight the Taliban’s air force.
Folks, we have the money to pay for things. We just spend it to buy lots of stupid things.
ht: New York Times
Conservatives would have you believe that our disappointing economic performance has somehow been caused by excessive government spending, which crowds out private job creation. But the reality is that private-sector job growth has more or less matched the recoveries from the last two recessions; the big difference this time is an unprecedented fall in public employment, which is now about 1.4 million jobs less than it would be if it had grown as fast as it did under President George W. Bush. And, if we had those extra jobs, the unemployment rate would be much lower than it is — something like 7.3 percent instead of 8.2 percent. It sure looks as if cutting government when the economy is deeply depressed hurts rather than helps the American people.