The dog wags back!

A sometimes funny, somtimes angry, but mostly progressive, blog on the politics and issues of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and America.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Starve the Beast

The extreme right's "starve the beast" strategy is working.  Tax cuts and war spending have created huge deficits that can only be solved by cutting benefits and programs for ordinary people.  This has been the goal of the right-wing ever since FDR and LBJ secured the promise that America would look after its people.  Why this has goaded them, I can't say, but they are finally getting their wish.