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So, if we assume that the Government can't rationally get much more revenue, what can we conclude? Yes. It has to spend less money. They say that foreign aid is a drop in the bucket, but buckets of water are made of drops. Could we at least stop giving foreign aid to countries that give foreign aid to other countries? Like Israel and Russia. Just another wild and crazy right-wing thought.
Of course we can't do that, because a lot of foreign aid money enriches financiers and banks right here in the USA, so it's the usual flow. Joe Sixpack pays taxes to Washington, Washington gives it away overseas, and Goldman-Sachs makes still more money.
And we certainly can't cut entitlement programs. If we didn't have heaps of freebies programs, we might not get enough illegal aliens coming in to provide cheap scab labor for the same big shots. So that's a no-go.
I guess we can cut the military. They're overpaid for the four or five or whatever wars they're fighting all over the world, and it would be good for the troops to live on less money so we can keep the trough open for the layabouts here at home. Veterans are potential terrorists anyway, or so says Janet Napolitano.
All this is said more calmly by Pat Buchanan HERE. And with more commentary at American Conservative HERE.