Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Once again demonstrating their puckish sense of humor, House democrats have - for the first time ever - decided not to create, propose, or vote on a national budget. Rather, they simply "deemed" that a non-existent budget bill for $1.12 trillion dollars had passed by magic, allowing them to continue their economy-busting spending spree. Whee!
Which got us thinking...if the democrats can simply deem that the untrue is true, why should it stop with budgets?
Why not deem the BP oil leak capped, and the Gulf coastline clean as a whistle? Why not deem full employment and a soaring stock market? Why not deem a cure for cancer, cars that run on distilled water, and pigs that fly?
The reason, of course, is that "deeming" doesn't make anything happen in the real, non-political world.
So $1.12 trillion dollars didn't magically appear when the democrats waved their "deeming" wand...it was simply stolen from taxpayers' pockets, and the pockets of their children and grandchildren.
And that's a trick we've seen before.