Thursday, September 16, 2021

Build Back Better

Perhaps even more important than "new nice things" is making existing nice things actually work after decades of a governing philosophy of fucking things up as much as possible.

There is no point in starting a bunch of new programs that just do not work at all. People should not have to navigate a maze to get a library card or their child care benefits.

A lot of reasons people in DC love to complicate things, but a big one is simply, "it'll cost $500 billion, how can we tell the CBO we're doing it for $150 billion [according to their calculations]."

Also abolish the CBO.