From Larry Correia, author of the Monster Hunter novels (among others), in a rant about taxes and the recent budget “fight”.
The money that’s been paid in [to Social Security] already is long gone, because expecting congress to save money is like expecting crack whores to save crack.
Go read the whole thing. It’s both entertaining and educational.
Update: Okay, I couldn’t leave it alone. Here’s another good one (#4?) from his rant:
Every time there is a discussion about cutting some government program, people line up to whine about how that cut is going to hurt somebody. Then you get the sob stories… So we never cut anything. Guess what? They’re not called Budget Pillows or Budget Tickles. They’re Budget CUTS. Cuts are supposed to HURT.
(Again, emphasis mine.) Exactly. TANSTAAFL isn’t just a fancy acronym, folks. It’s a statement of reality.
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