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Debt, Spending, & Keynesian Foolishness
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The spenders always like to tell us that things will be better economically tomorrow than today. The public buys the line or does not care. Thus we have high spending when the economy is good and higher when it is bad.

There is no penalty for politicians lying about economics or such things, except being defeated in the next election. For most of them, that never happens in spite of their record. It is too bad that there cannot be a more tangible immediate penalty, such as congressmen loosing all of their property at the end of the fiscal year if the deficit is larger than inflation + legal population growth. This confiscated property could be given to the poor, e.g.
Jefferson: I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.
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