Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It Ain't Cool When Joe's In School

Neither one knows the answer, but how you play it counts.
Vice President Joe Biden is back in the classroom, sadly not receiving education, but instead dishing it out, offering his own little diddy on affairs in the country today:
"Here in this school, your school, you've had a lot of teachers who used to work here, but because there's no money for them in the city, they're not working. And so what happens is, when that occurs, each of the teachers that stays have more kids to teach. And they don't get to spend as much time with you as they did when your classes were smaller. We think the federal government in Washington, D.C., should say to the cities and states, look, we're going to give you some money so that you can hire back all those people. And the way we're going to do it, we're going to ask people who have a lot of money to pay just a little bit more in taxes."
To which Mark Steyn points to the the obvious inconsistency:
Who knew it was that easy? So let's see if I follow the vice president's thinking: The school laid off these teachers because "there's no money for them in the city." That's true. York City School District is broke. It has a $14 million budget deficit.
So instead Washington, D.C., is going to "give you some money" to hire these teachers back.

So, unlike York, Pennsylvania, presumably Washington, D.C., has "money for them"? No, not technically. Washington, D.C., is also broke – way broker than York City School District. In fact, the government of the United States is broker than any entity has ever been in the history of the planet. Officially, Washington has to return 15,000,000,000,000 dollars just to get back to having nothing at all. And that 15,000,000,000,000 dollars is a very lowball figure that conveniently ignores another $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities that the government, unlike private businesses, is able to keep off the books.

So how come the Brokest Jurisdiction in History is able to "give you some money" to hire back those teachers that had to be laid off? No problem, says the vice president. We're going to "ask" people who have "a lot of money" to "pay just a little bit more" in taxes.
The government doesn't ask you to pay a little more, it tells you. But no matter how much we make and how much we pay in, we can't keep up with the rate these guys can spend it. 4.2 trillion dollars in a little over two years? And what's to show for it? The job market has contracted, losing 2.4 million jobs in that same period of time.

We don't have a taxing problem, we have a spending problem, and only people like Obama and Biden would come up with a solution that proposes to spend even more money that we don't have. How much longer can we abide these clowns?


  1. Unlike the grade schooler next to him, I think Joe long ago lost all sense of shame in not knowing the answers, and with that broad smile of his he just starts talking away, neither knowing nor caring the accuracy or truthfulness of what it is he might be saying.

  2. "His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she's- wait- your mom's still- your mom's still alive. Your dad passed. God bless her soul." --Joe Biden, on the mother of Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen, who is very much alive, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010

    Let's just be greatful that Slo-Joe didn't slip into to his non-stop rape scare rhetoric in front of the kids. Perhaps we should thank his handlers for not getting his speeches mixed up.