Friday, October 21, 2005

Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down for Republicans

From the Wall Street Journal:
On Wednesday, Republicans voted in near unison to approve the so-called cheeseburger bill, blocking lawsuits blaming restaurants for causing obesity.
Good for you, guys. Suing a restaurant for making you fat is ridiculous behavior.
Next week, House Republicans plan to vote to cut $50 billion from federal spending over the next five years, $15 billion more than they planned to cut a few weeks ago. Before the end of the year, House Republicans also will take votes on an across-the-board cut in federal spending, legislation to extend Mr. Bush's 15% tax rates on capital gains and dividends and a border-security bill that has been celebrated by conservatives.
Cuts in Federal spending are, at this point in time (thanks, in no small part at all, to our recent habit of spending money like its water), necessary. We as a country cannot afford to continue doling out cash at the rate we've been at. It's stupid behavior.

But to cut spending on federal programs while concurrently keeping the tax breaks given to the super-rich is bad news bears, fellas. We're in a time of war. In World War II, the entire country was asked to sacrifice for the greater good. You guys are always going on about the "Greatest Generation." Well, step up to the plate and sacrifice a little for the general welfare. It's not like its your sons and daughters doing the fighting over there now.

(courtesy of alicublog)


At 5:19 PM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Will call. Been out of touch. Sorry.

Meanwhile, your post reminds me of a definition of "socialist" from Margaret Thacher: "A socialist is someone who is very good at spending other peoples' money."


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