Archive for July 2011
Charles Gasparino reminds us that the same people pretending to be such wise men now were running around with their hair on fire three years ago, claiming that the world would end if they didn’t get bail-outs. They also donated heavily to His Oneness, purchasing a seat at the big table which has been very lucrative for them.
Charles Krauthammer is correct to point out that the debate is really about the size and cost of government. I also can’t disagree with Joseph Lawler’s observation that we will get a debt ceiling increase of some sort and it won’t suit anyone who wants to cut spending and have an issue to upset the re-election campaign of His Oneness. Yet a “clean” agreement would be even worse than what we’re likely to get.
We have yet another study showing that government welfare doesn’t help the disadvantaged improve their situation. Of course, it has provided plenty of jobs for public union employees, who show up secure in the knowledge that their bosses don’t expect them to get a single family off welfare, only to add more to it. By that standard, His Oneness is doing a hell of a job, isn’t he?
That’s what Thomas Sowell says about the Boehner plan, and when Sowell talks, I listen.