Time to get SERIOUS about the deficit, the brave announce. We shall see soon enough. Why now? The rubber of the big talk is about to meet the road to perdition. Having discovered two things simultaneously, that 1) there is a Democrat in the White House and 2) there is a deficit, The GOP has therefore revised its “Deficits Don’t Matter” (Dick Cheney) calculation. Now we’ll get to see whether they have revised their Tax Cuts For the Wealthy are the ONLY thing that matters.

Up till now it’s been: when times are GOOD it’s time to cut taxes for the wealthy. When time are BAD, it’s time to cut taxes for the wealthy. When the budget is in SURPLUS, it’s time to cut taxes for the wealthy. When the budget is in DEFICIT, it’s time to cut taxes for the wealthy. When voters vote for REPUBLICANS, it’s time to cut taxes for the wealthy. When voters vote for DEMOCRATS, it’s time to cut taxes for the wealthy. When the wealthy are doing WELL, it’s time to cut taxes for the wealthy. When the wealthy AREN’T doing so well, well, that never happens. Careful readers and trained logicians will detect a pattern.

Deficits? Check back and see where all the current brave, visionary, responsible deficit fanatics were back before Obama got elected. Anyway, regardless of the timing, we’re all going to be serious NOW. We’ll see soon enough.

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