RANT: Who Put Hannibal Lecter in Charge of Government Spending Cuts?


Small Government News
Published by Carla Howell and Michael Cloud
The Center For Small Government and
the Alliance to Roll Back Taxes
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Who Put Hannibal Lecter in Charge of Government Spending Cuts?
by Michael Cloud

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“What kind of heartless, sadistic animal are YOU?” demand Opponents of cutting government spending.

You remember Hannibal Lecter, don’t you? Perhaps you cringed while watching Anthony Hopkins portray him in “Silence of the Lambs.” Or perhaps you read Thomas Harris’ novels featuring him.

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So why are opponents of government spending cuts letting Hannibal Lecter decide what to cut?

Why would opponents of government spending reductions appoint someone who takes delight in finding the most cruel ways to inflict pain?

But those are the wrong questions. Here are the right questions:

Why are opponents trying to convince Americans that any and every government spending reduction would inflict pain and injury?

Why are opponents of government spending cuts trying to scare us, guilt us, shame us, malign us, and intimidate us into shutting up?

How do they get away with this farce?

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Yup, it’s a joke.

Any cut is a bad cut!

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FUN: You can take my cereal when you pry it from my cold dead hands


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7. Kellogg’s Corn Pops

The cereal business is not what is used to be, at least for products that are not considered “healthy.” Among those is Kellogg’s Corn Pops ready-to-eat cereal. Sales of the brand dropped 18% over the year that ended in April, down to $74 million. That puts it well behind brands like Cheerios and Frosted Flakes each which have sales of over $200 million a year. Private label sales have also hurt sales of branded cereals. Revenues in this category were $637 million over the same April-end period. There is also profit margin pressure on Corn Pops because of the sharp increase in corn prices. Kellogg’s describes the product as being “Crispy, glazed, crunchy, sweet.” Corn Pops also contain mono- and diglycerides, used to bind saturated fat, and BHT for freshness, which is also used in embalming fluid. None of these are likely to be what mothers want to serve their children in an age in which a healthy breakfast is more likely to be egg whites and a bowl of fresh fruit.

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Ow! Say it ain’t so. My Mom used to give me a bowl of dry cereal in place of my much desired potatoe chips as a form of “weight control”. Little did she know, (I’m guessing), that Corn Pops were worse. Or at least, equally bad. Argh!

If I buy a bedroom full of them, will they last until I die?

Or should I just transfer to Golden Honey Smacks?

Yeah, I love sugary stuff. But, KCP and GHS is like crack for fat old white guy injineers!

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