Our President set out the choices today:

if we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we’ve got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship. That means we’ve got to stop funding certain grants for medical research. That means that food safety may be compromised. That means that Medicare has to bear a greater part of the burden. Those are the choices we have to make.


Think about it – what would you choose?

  • Doc Mudd

    Get the jet with an extra heavy-duty industrial strength latrine so intense vomiting and projectile diarrhea isn’t a problem, the equipment can handle it. Have them build in ample galley space to stock extra toilet paper. (This should now be standard equipment for flying machines winging to and especially from Germany)
    Dilemma solved.

  • Gabrielle meunier

    Exactly. Oh and by the way Michelle Bachman, the Presidents energy policy invested millions in alternative energy which is where we should be investing.

  • dangermaus

    Man, you’re buying that bs? You’re setting up this entirely false choice between the two topics… Everybody likes safe food, but then again, everyone likes the jobs that the people who build and maintain those jets have.
    Personally, I think the jet subsidies (and lots of others) should be cut, but to lining them up directly against food safety enforcement like it’s one or the other, is obviously artificial. They could both be cut – or neither…
    This kind of fake argumentation is an example of, and a cause of our political leaders behaving like children

  • Although I do agree with you about the children that run our country – both sides – we do need to make choices. Taxes for the wealthy are at historical lows and income inequality at historical highs. We need to cut the budget on things that are not productive and will not hurt the economy further.

  • dangermaus

    If that’s what you mean to say, then you should say that instead of parroting the inflammatory talking points thrown out by the children.