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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cutting in all the wrong places

Republicans have finally started to outline where they plan to trim the budget.

Education is on top of the list, followed by Health Care, Social Services, Housing and Revenue Collection. Revenue collection is self defeating because they will lose more in uncollected revenues than save by reducing collection costs.

Not on the list are wasteful agricultural subsidies, defence or corporate tax breaks.

The U.S. has lost its leadership in science and technology education and ability. Cutting education will only hurt that. As Obama said in his speech the other day, China, India, South Korea and Europe aren't cutting education spending. We're the only ones doing it. Then again, the Glen Becks and rush Limbaughs need a steady stream of dumb people to maintain their popularity, That's one thing that we aren't lacking.

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