Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dealing with the ineptocracy

Under a system of ineptocracy, measures like the Honest Budget Act become necessary. Because there is no sense of shame in government (and little oversight from the fourth estate), we need laws to prevent budget gimmicks such as counting ten years of revenue and only five years of cost to claim a deficit reduction, counting spending that was never going to occur as a spending reduction, or declaring regular spending to be emergency spending.