We Don't Need No Stinkin' Balanced Budget
Daily Caller has the video, but for today's lesson all we need is the text of a quick Q&A between a Washington reporter and Jay Carney:
Q: “When you say balanced, you don’t mean balanced …”
White House press secretary Jay Carney: “I mean a balanced approach to deficit reduction that includes asking everyone to pay their share.”
Q: “But it won’t be a balanced budget, right?”
Carney: “No. What the president’s proposal will do, as his previous proposals have done, is achieve the economically important goal of bringing our debt to GDP down below 3 percent.”
Allow me to translate Carney's answer into English from the original Washingtonese:
No. What the president’s proposal will do, as his previous proposals have done, is achieve the politically necessary goal of indenturing your children to pay off our wealthy political allies.
I hope that clears things up for you.