So Obama in his never ending battle with math and reality pushed a hashtag on Twitter of #JobsNotCuts. Really? After four years of Obama, aren’t we pretty well aware that jobs are just not on the table no matter what we do? I mean, going to Obama and asking for jobs is like going to a vegan restaurant and asking for steak — you’re just at the wrong place if you’re looking for that option. Of course, you can say quite the same thing about spending cuts.
The government is now spending more than any other entity in the history of humanity, yet somehow the jobs aren’t here. It’s almost like Keynesian economics and Obama’s entire cabinet is full of crap. But if we don’t do this one cut (which isn’t a cut but a reduction in increase — we’ll still be spending more in 2013 than we did in 2012), then that will cost us those mythical jobs Obama could never deliver in the first case. If you believe that, let’s just go ahead and make the minimum wage to a $1000 an hour (ask any Democrat — you can constantly raise the minimum wage with no consequences ever!) and we’ll all be rich and live in prosperity because that’s how economy works.
Sometimes the only thing that keeps me from being pessimistic is knowing that the when the country collapses, the people most responsible will die out in the first winter.