We’ll Just Do The Money Dance

I don’t get it. Really, I don’t. The White House is projecting a $482 BILLION deficit for the 2009 budget year. My mind doesn’t even want to do the math to figure out what that would bring our national debt to by the end of that year. McCain isn’t interested in ending this expensive war and is warning America that Obama is set on raising taxes. I guess when we are bleeding this much money it makes sense to him to leave taxes alone. Heck, let’s cut them and hand out even more rebates. So I guess that leaves us with doing the money dance. I hope McCain is a better dancer than Bush proved to be.

3 Responses to “We’ll Just Do The Money Dance”

  1. Holly says:

    McCain doesn’t need to do a money dance. He and Bush and many others don’t see a need to fix the deficit issue. Nor is there really an economic crunch going on either.
    Maybe they’re already dancing. The ignore-it-and-it-will-go-away dance.

  2. Steven Fenger says:

    Note that the war is “off the books” and not part of the normal budget process. So that $482 billion deficit does not include the war. Two or three months ago Congress passed a bill funding the war effort until early 2009. I think it was in the $100-200 billion range.

  3. lisa says:

    Fenger, I’m passing out. How did I miss that little nugget? I must have been absorbed in our move or something. Lovely.