Wednesday, March 09, 2016

FOR THE WIN: Chicago Tribune Refuses to Endorse Any Democrat for President

By Wallace P. Crundersnap, III

After endorsing Barack Obama three times for President, the Chicago Tribune is refusing to endorse either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

With a sluggish economy and skyrocketing debt, all we’ve heard from the Democrats are promises of more spending that ignore “economic reality.”

Here are the highlights of the Tribune’s non-endorsement.

This being a free country, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are welcome to pander however feverishly they wish, promising vast new expenditures by a federal government already committed to wildly more spending than its taxpayers and its low-growth economy can afford...

...How the costly programs Clinton and Sanders advocate could ever get through Congress, why global bond markets would tolerate such ruinous U.S. spending, whether there are even enough wealthy Americans alive to pay the mathematically necessary taxation — hey, don't be a killjoy, look at this website! Lamborghini Beverly Hills has a blue Aventador coupe priced at $599,990!

...Given the distance from economic reality that Clinton and Sanders have catapulted in their exhortations, we cannot endorse either of them in the Illinois primary election.

At long last, it would appear at least one editor in a deep blue state has the ability to do simple arithmetic.

Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.

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