Was the Republican loss too much for John Boehner? Are we going to hear an announcement that the Speaker of the House has decided to become a Democrat? Boehner can’t possibly believe that bipartisan politics requires Republicans to agree with the president on the amnesty bill the White House will demand now that the Obama Empire is secure.
There are two kinds of taxpayers in Illinois. The first endorses the stupidity cooked up in Springfield, no matter the consequences. The second kind of taxpayer knows better, endorses responsible fiscal policy, and understands that it is time to get out of a state doomed by debt (see: Live in Illinois? Get Out Now). Both kinds of taxpayers should get what they deserve.
When Democrats gather around the campfire do they scare each other with stories about the Tea Party? The specter of fiscal responsibility has terrorized the GOP’s spendthrift opposition since 2009, a lurking reminder of Congress’s predictable failure to do anything about debt, deficit, and federal spending.
Last week, Harry Reid threatened:
Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable.¹
The senator’s newest refusal to compromise will never be tested, but we already knew what to expect.
Author’s note: a lot has happened since this post was published. The Trump Administration is backing off from mandatory school lunch regulations Michelle Obama insisted would give us healthy, hunger-free kids. There is one thing that hasn’t changed, though. Too much money for school breakfasts and lunches still slips through the Federal Government’s fingers. If Mrs.
Is Janet Napolitano a bad boss, or is the strain of trying to reconcile law enforcement and the demands of idiotic social policy straining employee happiness at Homeland Security? The Government Accountability Office reports that ICE and the TSA are depressing Homeland Security worker morale scores.¹ Those involved in immigration enforcement and removal showed especially low job satisfaction.² Why should we be surprised?