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Mr. Blunt and Cranky was ever so very happy to find that the New York Times did his job for him today:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/the-real-spending-problem.html?hp&buffer_share=82e17&utm_source=buffer&_r=1&

Those who click the link (and please, please do so) will find what most non-partisan experts have been saying for years: that the Gummint has to quit giving away free money to people and organizations that do not need it. And that tax breaks are the same thing as spending.

Take a moment and let that sink in, because the odds are  better than even that you’ve never heard this from the talking heads or your “representatives”. They act as though spending money on, say, Granny’s medication is different than, say, taxing Mitt Romney at an artificially low rate. But there is no difference whatsoever to the balance sheet: money that goes out the door is money that goes out the door, period.

Money that comes in is revenue. Everything else (be it “spending” or foregone revenue) is expense. Mr. Boehner, remember this simple bit of math the next time you and Boy Munster dream up a “budget”.

Mr. B & C

Yes, that’s right: one of Willard’s fave tax dodges has milked the Mormon Church’s coffers while paying Romney dividends AND cutting his own taxes (for 15 years):

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-29/romney-avoids-taxes-via-loophole-cutting-mormon-donations.html

Even for a sleazebucket like Mitt, this is truly epic sleazebucketry: stealing money  from  one’s own church AND the rest of us taxpayers. Oh, sure, he might maybe make it up later somehow someday someway.  And it was legal when he first set it up (this type of dodge was made illegal a few months later).

But any way you look at it, this is the behavior of a monetary sociopath.If he’ll steal from God, imagine what he’ll do to YOU.

Mr. B & C

P.S.: You’ll have noticed the snarky, rude phraseology in today’s post. Mr. Blunt and Cranky is returning to his normal programming mode after realizing that he just has no game when it comes being something other than, well, blunt and cranky.