Good God almighty, isn't there anybody left among the morons in Wahington who can do the simple freakin' math and connect the !@*!*^&*# dots? On the same day we have this story:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's budget deficit will surge past a half-trillion dollars next year, according to gloomy new estimates, a record flood of red ink that promises to force the winner of the presidential race to dramatically alter his economic agenda.
We also had this one:
The bill extends a government lifeline to Fannie and Freddie, shoring up public confidence in the two biggest providers of funding for U.S. mortgages and their $5.2 trillion of debt. It creates an independent agency to regulate the companies, launches a Federal Housing Administration program to insure as much as $300 billion in mortgages and provides tax credits to first-time buyers in a bid to reduce a backlog of unsold homes.
A government that is all things to all people, cushions every blow, protects us against every bad decision, spend, spend, spend, and we're shocked that the deficit might surge? And we're about to elect a Democratic president and a filibuster-proof Congress. The next conservative backlash is building even as the current conservative crackup is being celebrated.