“It’s almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem.”
This little gem popped out while Speaker Pelosi was explaining to Chris Wallace, in her most logical, schoolteacher voice, just why new spending programs could be offset with a rise in taxes. Something about it doesn’t sound quite right though. Oh yeah, it’s the part about not having a spending problem. With the current deficit now approaching 20 trillion dollars, wouldn’t it be more correct to say we have a huge, giant, enormous, smoking pile of spending problem? So then, it isn’t so much that “it’s almost a false argument” as that it’s a completely and absolutely true argument. Yeah, that’s what she meant to say.