The deficit numbers are exacerbated by the recession's effect on tax revenues, and the percentage of GNP spent by government is up for the same reason.
There is a longterm entitlement problem, but the idea that we can't afford emergency relief is absurd.
Kindly point out the significant discretionary spending increases that have taken place -- beyond the stimulus spending that kept us out of a major depression.
My friend, you can certainly afford to make the monthly payments for my soon to be purchased on your tab Ferrari. To suggest otherwise would be absurd. It is socially just that you pay for my 'needs,' as I define them.
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