#1 Laughing All the Way to the Bank Collapse10-12-2012, 08:23 PM
By Mark Steyn
October 12, 2012 7:43 A.M.
In this space a while back, I reprised a favorite Paul Ryan moment:
At the House Budget Committee on Thursday, Chairman Paul Ryan produced another chart, this time from the Congressional Budget Office, with an even steeper straight line showing debt rising to 900 percent of GDP and rocketing off the graph circa 2075. America’s treasury secretary, Timmy Geithner the TurboTax Kid, thought the chart would have been even more hilarious if they’d run the numbers into the next millennium: “You could have taken it out to 3000 or to 4000” he chortled, to supportive titters from his aides. Has total societal collapse ever been such a non-stop laugh riot?
“Yeah, right.” replied Ryan. “We cut it off at the end of the century because the economy, according to the CBO, shuts down in 2027 on this path.”
The U.S. economy shuts down in 2027? Had you heard about that?
Ryan isn’t a funny guy. But, when you’re earnest and a bit wonky and up against a smarmy third-rate lounge-act flashing his dentistry, you don’t have to be funny. A bit of righteous indignation would have helped.
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10-13-2012, 04:05 AM
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I think Ryan might have been stunned and put off-balance by Biden's flippant jackassery. I know I was. Maybe that's why Biden did that. How do you come up with an effective response to such behavior on the fly that doesn't involve bitchslapping?
10-13-2012, 04:51 AM
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
10-13-2012, 08:24 AM"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that you won't need it until they try to take it away."---Thomas Jefferson
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