Honestly, if you’re seeing the news of a proposed 4 trillion dollar plus budget and you’re not ready to rant about it, you haven’t given it that much thought. Even by the standards of our profligate monster of a government this is outrageous. Four. Trillion. Dollars.
How does any reasonable, semi-responsible individual even wrap their mind around that much money? How would anyone even think to call budgets of even three trillion plus ‘austerity’ and expect to be taken seriously? Do you know how many countries on Earth can even dream of GDP’s that size, much less government budgets?
The fact any annual spending over the entire Obama administration could be described as ‘austerity’ without the speaker of that word being laughed off the planet is on account of two things. First, that the President is a Democrat and was going to be backed up by the media which continues to provide cover. Second, Obama’s supposed opposition in the GOP is so feckless he can get away with it. That makes the increasingly implausible and generous assumption that his supposed opponents aren’t simply complicit in Big Government and liking it as much as he does.
How about the GOP trying using the power of the purse for once to tighten the belt ever so slightly in the face of this monument to fiscal gluttony? It seems like an easy target, even for them. Besides, if they can’t demonstrate that $4,000,000,000,000+ is a bit much to spend, they really weren’t worth the effort to put back in charge.