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Bloviating Zeppelin: Tom McClintock & the CBO:

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Tom McClintock & the CBO:

Here, my 4th Fornicalia District representative, Tom McClintock, questions the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf in a House Budget Committee hearing which occurred last week:



Pressed with questions, the overall economic outlook under Mr Obama according to the CBO Director doesn't appear to be quite so rosy, now, as compared to inauguration day.

Rep. McClintock also skewers -- and rightly so -- GW Bush for his profligate spending in terms of a contrast and comparison.

"This recovery has been very unusually weak by US historical experience," Mr Elmendorf admits.

Make no mistake: history and experience tends to illustrate that one should not come unarmed to an open session with Mr McClintock. Whereas some people quantify Newt Gingrich as "the smartest man in the room," I would offer Mr McClintock as the Actual Smartest Man in the Room in terms of DC budgets today. As opposed to some personnel, he needs no TelePrompter or rarified air.

Attempting to argue budget and history with Mr McClintock is akin to a man wielding a rock vs an opponent with a Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle at a thousand yards.

Not much of a contest, really.

BZ

4 Comments:

Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Asking pertinent questions backed by in depth knowledge? How unkind - the unicorns might be traumatized.

Thu Feb 09, 06:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I know, WSF, it is indeed sad, is it not? Asking for knowledge, competency and accountability -- ? That's simply too much to ask the average bureaucrat.

BZ

Thu Feb 09, 09:13:00 PM PST  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Good questions, the answers, not so much...

Fri Feb 10, 05:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger mrchuck said...

I expect that ANY democrat would NOT want to "debate" McClintock,,,on any subject,,,especially on TV.

Fri Feb 10, 04:02:00 PM PST  

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