Is it possibly time for me to dig up my Balanced Budget Amendment thread again?
Times were hard for farmer Brown during the depression and to keep his mules working until the crop came in, he started mixing sawdust with the oats- one part sawdust/10 parts oats. Worked out fine and the mules kept working just like always. Next morning he cut it to 1 part sawdust and 5 parts of oats. Farmer Brown though the mules might have slowed down a little, but he was OK with it, considering how much money he was saving on his feed bill. Shoot, I'll just go 50/50 and see how that works out, he thought. The next day his two mules were both dead. -Moshe
It's takes a smart politician to know the difference between cutting the budget and killing his constituents.