December 09, 2010

Yes, Exactly

Fake Headline from MinnPost: Pew Deficit poll: Public favors being in shape, opposes diet, exercise

Of course. Just about everyone in America is in favor of less spending and an end to deficits. But just about any action that could actually lead to that result- cutting Medicare, Social Security or defense, or raising taxes- is so politically impossible that it would probably end the career of whoever tried it.

And that's why no politician of either party actually cares about the deficit. The Democrats never care; the Republicans only care when they're out of power. That said, it's much more important, right now, to get the economy going again.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 9, 2010 03:20 PM
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