The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Monday, June 29, 2009

174 miles per hour

Many of us who had reservations about a Democratic President governing with an overwhelming Democratic majority in Congress were worried about runaway deficit spending and its long term impact on the economy, on the markets, on interest rates, and most important, on our children who will ultimately be asked to pay the debt down.

It seems that the media is far more interested in praising the Obama administration than it is in questioning whether rampant deficit spending is appropriate or wise. When asked, Left-leaning talking heads always conjure an image of their nemesis, George W. Bush, and argue that Bush spent money like a drunken sailor. How that justifies even more spending by President Obama and the Congress is a bit difficult to understand, but so be it.

The real question, however, is how much more is Obama spending?

I know, I know … the argument is that any discussion of federal spending, unless it is anecdotal (e.g., a bridge to nowhere), makes viewer’s eyes glaze over, and that’s why the networks avoid the subject. It’s all numbers, and it’s complicated, they’ll tell you privately. No one will watch.

There’s a wonderful YouTube Video that explains our spending problems in 2 minutes and 46 seconds. It uses a simple metaphor and very low budget animation that even MSNBC could afford. Take a look and ask yourself, “Should we really be going 174 miles an hour?”

Then ask yourself -- why isn't the MSM covering this issue more fully?