5 thoughts on “A Glitch

  1. Give me the number to 9-1-1! I think I’m having a stroke!

    This is especially surprising, since it’s from the conservative American Experiment.

    Incidentally, this is a great organization to follow. This is where Katherine Kersten is now employed.

  2. “Right now we are nearly $20 trillion in debt, but Mick Mulvaney is a very high-energy leader with deep convictions for how to responsibly manage our nation’s finances and save our country from drowning in red ink.” ~ Donald Trump

    Behold the evolution of Mulvaney:
    “The only place it would make sense to borrow money to solve a debt crisis is Washington, D.C. You wouldn’t do it, I wouldn’t do it.” ~ Mick Mulvaney 2011

    “You can’t just like spending that your party wants and dislike spending that the other party wants.” ~ Mick Mulvaney 2016.

    “When asked if the deficit will be mentioned in #SOTU speech,“nobody cares,” ~ Mick Mulvaney 2019

    That nobody cares about the debt politically is the same thing Cheney said: “Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter.”

    The fact is that debt has a cost. It is a cost we are willing to pay when we need to. The problem is that when we need to run up debt, like during the great recession, Republicans were dead set against it; and when we didn’t need to run up debt, like at the end of 2017, Republicans turned on the spigot full blast.

  3. I wouldn’t get to excited about this.

    Keep in mind the technique MPR uses to fend off charges of liberal bias. “Hey, we get angry letters from both the left and the right,” they say. I don’t know anyone who actually writes “letters” anymore, so what they say is suspect, but just because you offend a Stalinist doesn’t make you a centrist.

    But to stay firmly entrenched “in the center”, you have to occasionally offend a Stalinist. After this editorial, no one in the University of Minnesota’s Humanities programs will be taking the Strib’s calls.

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