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The American People’s Attitude Towards Spending Is A Lot Like A Fat Guy’s Attitude About Dieting. Take It From Me, I Know.

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Posted on January 27 2011 6:12 pm
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In the last year, I’ve lost over 80 pounds. I still have some weight left to lose and should be finished up later this year, but believe it or not, looking at these poll numbers on spending from Gallup reminds me of the mentality I had before I started losing weight,

So, the American people tossed the Democratic Party out on their behinds in large part because of spending issues, but when you ask them what they want to cut, they don’t seem to want to cut much of anything.

How can this be?

Well, I remember a time when I used to tell myself that my top priority was losing weight. It was EXTREMELY important to me…so I said. However, it was hard to square that sentiment with the fact that day after day, I was eating massive amounts of greasy food, washing it down with coke, and then topping it off with sugary snacks.

So, how did I justify that?

The same way politicians justify what they’re doing. “Yes, this is unsustainable and it can’t continue. But, today isn’t the right time to start dealing with it. It makes more sense to get started tomorrow.”

One problem: For a long, long time, tomorrow never came.

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