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Mar 22, 2012, 4:37 AM

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Re: [wjca] Are the republicans actually trying to lose?
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wjca wrote:
I think I'd be alright with getting rid of funding for the NEA with borrowed dollars. In lean times, the responsible person cuts back on luxury items: vacations, eating out a lot, going to the movies, etc. They don't simple start putting these things on a credit card and hope to pay them off one day. Unfortunately, there are a lot of financially irresponsible people that have done just that, and are now paying the price. Bankruptcy and foreclosure suck, but they happen to people that live above and beyond their means on borrowed dollars.

In my mind, I think things like the NEA are luxury items. I don't think it's financially responsible to pay for them with borrowed dollars. There are other programs I wouldn't fund either. I don't feel the same way about Planned Parenthood and others. The problem is that no one is ever going to agree on every program that should be put on hold until such time as we get our financial house in order. Hence the endless fighting. We may be doomed as a civilization because of our diversity.

A government is nothing like a person. Comparing what a responsible government should do with what a responsible person should do is ridiculous. How about a war that only seems to make our situation worse? How about the money we borrow to hunt down and prosecute weed smokers?

It's easy to say, oh, the NEA is a luxury item, and maybe it is. But it's not luxury items we should be cutting first, it's the ones that have us borrowing money to, in effect, fuck ourselves over.

(This post was edited by j_ung on Mar 22, 2012, 4:41 AM)

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Post edited by j_ung () on Mar 22, 2012, 4:41 AM

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