Wednesday, February 25, 2009


While I'm waiting for my brother to be done with the Robin Hood and Omnibus books so I can finish my homework, I thought I should mention something I saw yesterday that surprised and gratified me. For at least two weeks now I've been telling everyone who will listen that the Obama bailout is completely unrealistic and irresponsible because it has $2 trillion in new spending with no real rise in taxes and a large deficit already--I assumed the government was spending money it didn't have. 

However, according to the invaluable CNN Political Ticker, Obama has "identified" $2 trillion in government budget cuts. 

"In this budget, we will end education programs that don't work and end direct payments to large agribusinesses that don't need them," Obama said. "We'll eliminate the no-bid contracts that have wasted billions in Iraq, and reform our defense budget so that we're not paying for Cold War-era weapons systems we don't use." 

For a politician, this is incredibly specific, and I applaud Obama for even trying. 

Conclusion? Barack Obama isn't a complete idiot. Even he recognizes that we won't get out of this economic crisis by pledging $2 trillion we don't have to fight a crisis--without taking that $2 trillion from somewhere the massive, bloated federal budget! 

As a commenter on CNN noticed: "1 month into his administration and he's already found $2 trillion to cut...I think this illustrates how pathetic the Bush administration really was." He has a point. 

Since all government budget cuts are good, and this is a government budget cut, therefore this $2 trillion budget cut is good! 

Just some simple logic there. 

In other news, there was a rather absurd article on CNN entitled "Galaxy May be Full of 'Earth-like Planets'". Some of the evolutionist bilge out there defies belief. People throw around huge figures as if they pulled them from the air and expect total agreement. The Milky Way is 13 billion years old, really? How'd they figure that out, by carbon-dating cosmically-enabled mouse turds? 38,000 intelligent civilizations may have formed in the Milky Way! Wow! You'd think one of them might have moseyed on over to little ol' Earth in those 13 billion years. 

Extra-terrestrial life is, I admit, quite appealing to me as a science-fiction buff. I don't know what the Bible says about it, but I think it would be a HUGE affirmation of God's power is there were "aliens." The chances that something will be created out of nothing...which is what the Big Bang was, are already so infinitesimal that they defy logical belief. However, add to that it happening more than once and the odds are approximately ten times infinity to none. Perhaps if it did happen, some of those chronically cynic scientists would acknowledge a Supreme Being. 

But Abe's done with the I can try and wade through it. I swear our homework level has been through the roof for the whole of February. It's crazy! 


Audrey said...

Does this mean you agree with the stimulus bill?