How to balance the budget in three days

November 17, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More

When you take rancid partisan politics out of the process, you can balance the budget in three days, according to Gloria Shur Bilchik, of Occasional Planet. Bilchik was commenting on a recent story appearing in Esquire Magazine.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. The key is mentioned. These were people "beyond ambition." Power was not involved.

    Although I can already hear the squealing from the public at the idea of a dollar-per-gallon gasoline tax.

  2. Dan Klarmann says:

    "It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit."

    <div style="text-indent:50%">– Harry S Truman</div>

  3. Jim Razinha says:

    I listened to part of a report yesterday on the deficit commissions and was not surprised to hear Grover Norquist say, “The deficit is what Democrats talk about when they’re trying to shift the conversation from their spending,” (http://www.npr.org/2010/11/16/131362949/debt-debate-offers-something-for-everyone-to-hate)

    Apparently, he is not aware that the largest increases in spending have not come from Democrats.

    Perhaps the rest of the quote was clipped? “The deficit is what Democrats talk about when they’re trying to shift the conversation from their spending” on things they want to spend on and not the things we want to spend on.

    To be fair, he also said the only way to fix a spending problem is to spend less. Sometimes the simplest solution is too complex to work.

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