House Republicans have cast their nay votes for the future of federal handouts to NPR. The decision was no surprise, but made headlines and was a balm to conservatives vexing over incidents that began with Juan Williams’ firing. Vengeance can be satisfying, but while Mr.
Children and senior citizens are wonderful political tools whose needs can be manipulated as an excuse to spend more, or as a reason to refuse to spend less. The politician has yet to be born whose goal is to run on a record of saying “no” to kids or the elderly.
The walls of the Oval Office probably seem a little closer together these days. The GOP is adamant about spending cuts, and is threatening to trim as much as $100 billion from President Obama’s budget request. Given the president’s imminent fiscal reprimand, we have to give him credit.
For all the negative press about the federal government’s assorted failings, Washington is enormously successful in one endeavor. Our government has great websites. Government sites provide information about every facet of the federal bureaucracy, good and bad. Reports, investigations, and audits are all out there for taxpayers to read.
If we’re serious about helping our economy this month, we need to stop the tax hikes and we need to cut spending. Let’s cut spending back to 2008 levels – back before the bailouts, and the ‘stimulus,’ and all the nonsense.