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mastyTwo quick things, fair Imaginative Conservative readers.

First, Roger Ream has been posting some excellent charts, articles, etc. on what the so-called cuts of the debt deal really mean. Here’s one (click here) that’s quite good. And, here’s another great one from our cousins over at Pileus (click here).

Though, how Pileus was able to get Grover Cleveland to rise from the dead to write for them has perplexed me for awhile now.

Second, “Where have you gone, Steve DeMastyO? A readership turns its lonely eyes to you.”  How can we be expected to get through a week without our requisite dose of gut-laughter at/with/near/from/over/above Masty’s latest post?

“Coo-coo-cuchew, Mr. Masty, Jesus loves you more than you will know.”

Yours, respectfully, Brad Birzer

[P.S.  My sincere apologies for the first image I chose to illustrate this. I had not read what was written on the dollar bill, and I would never—in any way, shape, or form advocate—such a thing. Completely an accident. I’ll find a better image.]

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  1. Dr. Birzer,
    Of course the debt deal is not enough. It leaves Conservatives hungry for more, and it irks the Presidential Candidates. Nevertheless, it is a step in the right direction. With a Democratic President (Obama, for crying out loud!), a Democrat Senate and only a majority in the House, Conservatives have forced Obama to agree to spending cuts, without tax increases.
    I harbor no illusions about these cuts. They are small and do not solve the immense fiscal problem that we face, or the debt that the Baby Boomers hand on to my generation and future generations. Nevertheless, the passage of this bill represents a sea-change in governmental priorities. First, Republicans are fighting for spending CUTS, not moderate increases. Second, the Democrats have begun to acquiesce.
    Rich Lowry writes, on National Review Online, that these changes illustrate "The End of Keynes." His article is here:
    We are not satisfied, and we will not let up. But this debt deal is still a success, and we should not forget that. Thanks.

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