Mary Katharine Ham has made this observation astutely again and again: The “savings” in the debt ceiling deal — meager as they were, even if the Super Committee does what it was designed to do — aren’t savings in the normal sense of the word. That is, they don’t represent “retrenchment.” They’re simply cuts to projected future spending. But she’s never made the point more funnily than in this video. It’s less than 30 seconds, but it packs a punch:
The final, gloating line is by far my favorite, “Take that, pigs.” You can barely hear MK say it, but I totally reveled in it. Of course, she could have simply been referring to the virtual damage she did to little digital pigs with an especially accurate launch of an angry bird — but I think we all know better.