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Why Not Perpetuate A Fraud On The American Public?

Posted on | April 6, 2011 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

Ace’s post “Boehner: I Will Not Perpetrate A Fraud On The American Public” prompts a reply in the form of a paraphrase of the good Representative Jessup (D-mented):

Son, we live in a country that has social safety nets, and those nets have to be guarded by politicians with legislation. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Mr. Blogger? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom.
You weep for the budget deficit, and you curse the national debt. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That the budget deficit, while tragic, probably saves lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me to perpetuate that fraud, you need me to perpetuate that fraud!
We use words like Constitution, responsibility, accountability. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending Progress. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom from fear that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way.
Otherwise, I suggest you pick light off a word processor, and start adding to the bureaucracy. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.


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