Wednesday, January 26, 2011
After going on the biggest "debt binge" in human history, Barack Obama promised in his State of the Union message that he was going to cut way way way way way way WAY back on the deficit by continuing to spend exactly the same unsustainable amounts of money for the next five years.
Using this same logic, an overweight person who eats a dozen doughnuts for breakfast can actually lose vast amounts of weight by not adding a 13th doughnut in the future. Or double their weight loss by not eating a 14th doughnut!
Alcoholics can go on the wagon without giving up actual drinks, drug addicts can go "clean" while continuing to shoot up, and rapists can stop being treated as criminals as long as they only bag their usual quota of victims and don't add any extras.
In other words, the president who ran on "Hope and Change" is now suggesting that no change is the best change.
Or at least, it's the best that we can get from people like Mr. Obama who have no intention of cutting back on their vices.
And that, sadly, is the state of our union.