Even Cutting All Discretionary Spending Would Not Balance the Budget

by Mark on March 16, 2011 20:05 pm · 0 Comments

Here’s an idea to close the deficit: What if we get rid of national defense, interstate highways, national parks, homeland security, and all other discretionary programs. Just rip them right out of the budget. Yeah, that ought to do it.

Actually, no. It would not do it. You see, even if we didn’t spend a penny on discretionary programs, we’d still spend more than we take in this year. That’s how effed up we are.

Read the whole story at The Weekly Standard.

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