James Pethokoukis

Politics and policy from inside Washington

Eat our peas? When will government eat its peas?

July 11, 2011

The President of the United States, this morning:

It’s not going to get easier; it’s gonna to get harder. So we might as well do it now, pull off the Band-Aid, eat our peas

In Obama’s most recent 10-year budget plan, according to the CBO, federal spending would never drop below (a historically high) 23 percent of GDP. And long-term budget plans by liberal think tanks all have spending at such a level, or higher, for decades to come:

 

 

 

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“eat your peas”

“shared sacrifice”

“pull off the bandaid”

These are the types of negative phrases always heard from those who promote failed socialist economies. And that’s because never once in the history of mankind has a socialist economy brought sustained and increasing prosperity for generation after generation. Never. Not once.

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What’s wrong with peas? Even my 16-month-old daughter eats them. The president probably doesn’t know how to cook veggies properly. Turn the heat down when they’re bright green, folks.

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