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Everyone wants spending cuts until they find out waht is being cut. The stupidity of the American electorate cannot be overestimated.

NYS has an abundance of beautiful state parks. (Thank you Roosevelt cousins). Whenever the electorate got surly about paying taxes, the first thing they'd threaten to close is the parks. Of course, the insanity is the parks have always more than paid for themselves in use fees.

Sorry for that aside. Americans have been told for 50 years, mainly by the right, that just cleaning up waste fraud and abuse would balance the Federal budget. Waste would be like feeding kids on SNAP which is over 80% of SNAP. Most of the rest is elderly or disabled.

Why don't the pundits ever ask the talking point politicians on that come on the talk shows to detail the cuts they want to make. (Hint: if they ask someting like that the politician will dance around the question and the hiost will never get another interview).

Americans don't want the parks closed or the weather to stop being reported.
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