Those who analogize the federal budget to a family's budget must know nothing about either.—
Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 05, 2013
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich teaches at Berkeley now, but he never seems to get tired of being taken to school by his Twitter followers, who just aren’t content being told how little they know by a man of Reich’s intellectual stature. Today’s lesson? Only a moron would think that the federal budget is anything at all like a household budget. Ordinary folks who can’t legally print their own money at will agree that, yes, the two are nothing alike — and that’s a bad thing. After all, there’s no law that says a family needs to create a budget, right?
See? You people just don’t get it.
…or exist, for that matter.
So, what is the difference? We hunger for knowledge.
We think you have to sign up for Reich’s class at Berkeley to hear the details; until then, please enjoy this CD of cricket sounds. Or this tweet where Reich teaches the finer points of Constitutional government.
Ignore the law when it doesn’t suit him? Why didn’t Reich’s buddy “O” think of that earlier?