On Fox's Bulls & Bears, after having a really ridiculous discussion about whether President Obama was "fearmongering" or not when he said he could not guarantee that Social Security checks would go out if our members of Congress were actually irresponsible enough to allow the United States government to default on our debt guest Caroline Heldman points out that it would more likely be things like unemployment, housing and food stamps that would end up getting cut. To which we got this screaming reply by one of their regular guests, Tobin Smith.
SMITH: Well Caroline, I can't believe I'm saying this now, but I'm so fed up with this, cut it! I mean, give people the sense, the visceral sense of what it is to be spending, of having 40% of our spending coming from real money and borrowing the 60% of it. Cut it! Let the chips fall where they may. And then we'll find out what really important in this (inaudible).
Of course getting rid of the Bush tax cuts that were sold as being acceptable at the time because we had a budget surplus must be kept in place along with spending on the military industrial complex, but hey, if the poor have to feel some pain to see how much our country is borrowing now because Republicans decide we don't want to pay for busting the budget under the Bush administration and after bailing Wall Street out, that's just fine and dandy.
Earlier on the same show, Eric Bolling let everyone know how wonderful he thought higher unemployment among federal workers was. Fantastic! Just get rid of all of them. Idiot. I think Bolling's doing his best to fill Glenn Beck's spot on Fox as being their most offensive talking head.