I can stop being embarrassed when one of my colleagues from some less benighted state sneers: "What about that Governor of yours?" I can stop muttering apologies that, whatever you might want to say about Mark Sanford, he is an unwavering proponent of smaller government, and if you ever had to work with South Carolina's … Continue reading Governor Sanford: Rush Limbaugh is an Idiot
Month: February 2009
Free Marketeers in Rehab: Nationalizing the Banks
Alan Greenspan is for it. Lindsay Graham is for it. Ben Bernanke says it's only just this once and, honest, it will feel good.How come the architects of the world financial meltdown are suddenly in favor of nationalizing the banks? Because they've been caught drinking and driving again. Once again, they wrapped the family sedan … Continue reading Free Marketeers in Rehab: Nationalizing the Banks
Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
They were against all that wild spending before they were for it. Not a single house Republican voted for the stimulus bill and only three Republican Senators did. "It was a vehicle for pet projects," "loaded with wasteful deficit spending."But now, passed into law without their help and with their vociferous damnation, it's "a victory … Continue reading Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The Party of Veruca Salt
They wanted tax cuts. TheDemocrats gave them $280 billion of tax cuts in the $789 billion package. That includes up to $800 a year for two worker families, $8000 tax credits for buying a house, $1500 in energy efficient home remodeling, sales tax reductions on new car purchases, ending the Alternative Mininmum tax for 24 … Continue reading The Party of Veruca Salt
Fear and Loathing
He's a senior staffer of a senior member of Congress. I was sitting in his office to ask the member's support on a couple of bills that are very important to me and to my ministry. Their cost is measured in millions, not billions, so it shouldn't be that hard to find someone in this … Continue reading Fear and Loathing
The Fiddlers on the Capitol Roof
We're all concerned about the fact that the very wealthy and the very poor, the most and least educated, and a majority of minority voters seem to have more or less stopped paying attention to us--Mitch McConnell (R-Ky)They got hammered in 2006, then completed knocked out in 2008. So they've decided on their latest winning … Continue reading The Fiddlers on the Capitol Roof