Special Olympics, Congress, Secretary discussed on Atlanta's Morning News

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Government. Yeah. You know? This is smart politics. Go ahead. You got him talking on this. I've been to the Special Olympics. I think it's incredible. And I just thought there is a funding. I heard about it this morning. I have overridden by people. We're funding, right? Right. So I haven't here. There's a couple of things here. First of all, politically, you have to know which fights where you wanna fight. So politically speaking for seventeen million dollars. It's not where you want to start fighting to to cut the budget because Special Olympics. The blowback is going to be so bad PR is going to be so bad on the other side that is just not worth when you're all the only cut. You're gotta get a seventeen million dollars. So politically was kind of a bad idea. He did leave his homeland secretary. That's right. There in front of congress and say, no, this is why we're doing it this way. It's a good idea. The next day. He comes out and says I've over I've overridden them, and we're going to we're going to fund the Special Olympics that being said, so that's the political side of it. It was silly to kind of pick this fight. That's the political side of it. The other side of it, though is this shows you you wonder why we have a twenty trillion dollar debt. This isn't just it. But this shows you how difficult it is to actually cut the budget. The fact is the Special Olympics. Does it need government money? Special Olympics gets about seventeen million dollars in the government and about ninety million dollars from individual donations and corporate sponsorship, and they could probably get a lot more. It never hurts your brand if you're a corporation to say to be able to put the Special Olympics, and we support the Special Olympics in reality. Special Olympics doesn't need it. Now. Some people would say, well, it's the seed money from the government that brings others in. And you could cut that down to three or four million and still get ninety one hundred million dollars outside of the government. So there's two lessons there. What is in politics? And libertarians in fiscal conservatives need to understand this don't start with Special Olympics and NPR because the money that you'll save is not worth the public relations blow back the comes back. What's worth it? What's worth losing your seat in congress to be right? You know, they're always talking about history being on the right side of history. What's worth it to go after the debt and cut the budget is worth losing your seat? But being on the right side of history is going after the entitlements. You're not gonna do anything. If you actually were able to help social security becomes solvent. Over the next fifty or sixty years that would be on the right side of. History. But there will be a lot of public relations blow back as we know we've seen it before. But if you could if you could face it and beat it and maybe lose your seat while doing it. You will have done something that was worth it in the country. People need to understand this all the stuff that we talk about cutting whatever it is this program that program. It's only represents about thirty percent of the budget. The rest of the budget is entitlements entitlements. They go up automatically every year. I think based on cost of living adjustments, Medicare, Medicaid, social security, all the things that really matter that are falling apart. If we don't do something.

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