Thursday, April 14, 2011

The 2011 Budget Compromise

Above is a graph showing exactly what was cut from the budget by the big budget compromise of 2011. That little yellow line at the bottom of the chart represents the $38 billion cut from the budget. That is what all the yelling and screaming was about.

According to the Democrats, if we cut that yellow line out of the budget, the elderly would starve, schools across the country would close, and the world would soon face economic and social collapse.

According to the Republicans, cutting that yellow line out of the budget was a huge victory. They have set us upon the path to fiscal solvency.

This chart demonstrates that neither the Democrats or Republicans are correct. The budget cuts amounted to nothing; literally a drop of water in the ocean. Nothing has really changed.

The GOP establishment and conservative pundits wonder why we're upset over this budget compromise. The should be asking themselves why they ever thought we wouldn't be upset.