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About that Spending Freeze

JANUARY 28, 2010 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Filed Under : Government Spending

“Starting in 2011, we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years.” –Barack Obama

All spending? What about the military?

Okay, all spending, except the military.

What about the FBI?

Okay, all spending except the military and the FBI.

What about the CIA?

Okay, all spending except the  military, the FBI, and the CIA.

What about the Department of Homeland Security?

Okay, all spending except the  military, the FBI, the CIA, and the Department of Homeland Security.

What about the VA?

Okay, all spending except the  military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, and the VA.

What about Medicare?

Okay, all spending except the  military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the VA, and Medicare.

What about Medicaid?

Okay, all spending except the  military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the VA, Medicare, and Medicaid.

What about Social Security?

Okay, all spending except the  military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the VA, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

What about education?

Okay, all spending except the  military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the VA, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and education.

With apologies to Monty Python.

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SHELDON RICHMAN

Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and TheFreemanOnline.org, and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families.

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