Wednesday, March 09, 2011

In The Government We Live And Move And Have Our Being

Existence itself comes from federal expenditures:
Maybe it’s a good thing that Sharron Angle lost her race for the U.S. Senate last fall. Well, perhaps, it’s not a good thing for the state she wanted to represented, but it is a good thing for the GOP. The man who defeated her, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is the gift that keeps on giving:
“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1 … eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts,” said Reid. “These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”
If Sarah Palin talked like that, it would lead the evening news. The Senate’s top Democrat just said that tens of thousands of people wouldn’t exist without government funding. Guess the takeaway is that he and his caucus now believe that government funding is now necessary for the creation of individual human beings.


Ilíon said...

Maybe he's talking about "virtual persons" (who are not *actual" persons) who are "counted" as "attending" the event, 'cause the people who financially benefit from this waste of everyone's tax dollars just know that these "virtual persons" surely would come to the event if only yhey existed ... in a way similar to how the Dems always want to modify the Census to “count” the uncounted (and unfound) residents they just know are there and who would vote Dem if only they existed.

Ilíon said...

These programs create jobs. …

This damnable attitude is the bigger problem; and it infects politicians (and voters) all across the political spectrum.