[FoRK] Hey, big spender...

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Tue Jun 10 10:15:14 PDT 2008

On Jun 10, 2008, at 11:57 AM, Lucas Gonze wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>> Take off the rose-colored glasses you got at the last United  
>> Socialist
>> Worker's Party meeting and come back to reality, they're whoppers.   
>> Some of
>> 'em are, anyway, and the ones that aren't are just the usual left- 
>> wing "help
>> the people" agenda items.  But IMHO *any* new spending at this time  
>> is a
>> whopper.
> If you're calling the usual items whoppers, and you admit that they're
> the usual, your use of "whopper" just doesn't mean anything.

Not true;  the total cost of the new spending proposals Obama's  
offered up on the campaign trail, collectively, total something in the  
neighborhood of $1T (rough est., but certainly in the ballpark.)

That's not insubstantial.  One might reasonably say --- whopper.

Furthermore, as I said, we already have and have for some time had a  
whopper of a spending problem.  You don't fix that with MORE spending.

> On top
> of that, saying that all spending is k-r-aaaaaaaa-zy is radical talk
> which isn't going to find a lot of takers.

Parse error.

The spending we've seen has been crazy spending.  Talk of spending  
EVEN MORE on top of that is (even) crazy (-ier) talk.

> There's nothing specific to Obama in what you're complaining about.

Except the $1T in new spending he's proposing...  Except the fact that  
he hasn't said anything concrete about spending REDUCTION.


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