Commenter Tall Dave writes:

Anyways, I'm tired of hearing tax cuts "cause" deficits, as though ever-increasing spending was some sort of natural law we have no control over.

To which Rob Lyman replied:

It's not a natural law, but it is just as inevitable as a Greek tragedy. I mean, Oedipus didn't have to sleep with his mother, he just got a "Strengthening Our Communities by Strengthening Our Families" grant from HHS to do it.