Because of stories like this one:
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in a speech on Thursday will rail against cuts that have been proposed to social insurance programs, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as part of a “grand bargain” between the president and Congress, arguing that the whole “fiscal cliff” thing is a “manufactured crisis.”
“There is no fiscal cliff,” Trumka will tell the National Mediation Board Conference in Washington on Thursday, according to prepared remarks. “What we’re facing is an obstacle course within a manufactured crisis that was hastily thrown together in response to inflated rhetoric about our federal deficit.”
Well, OK, if he thinks he can cling to the truth by a twisted conflagration of “nuances” about who is doing or did what in response to fiscal policy, then I guess he could make this claim. But the essence of what he is saying — the idea he knows others will get when they hear his words without understanding his tortured word games — that essence is that we can just keep spending without consequence.
That is a break with objective reality. the notion that we can just spend away without consequences, or worse, that the threat of consequences is artificially contrived to scare people: that is a denial of reality — PERIOD! When you get right down to it, Trumpka is telling you that GM did not need a bailout (they hit their cliff as a corporation and look what happened to them) and that this will not happen to us:
The Guardian claims the Europeans are rioting because their leaders “re-wrote the social contract behind closed doors.” In other words, they are rioting because they are not getting any more free Sh*t. And why are they not getting anymore handouts? Because they believed idiots like this when they told them that the bill for the piper would never come due:
And that’s why I say the Left has lost tough with reality: because even an asshat donk can look to Europe and figure out that we can’t just keep spending, yet here is an asshat donk telling us we can. How is that dealing with the real world?