Should conservatives save themselves a lot of heartache and throw in the towel now? Republicans seem unable to get their message out without looking like villains (see: Do Republicans Want to be America’s Enemies?). With so many prime targets and renewed support from women a possibility thanks to Hilary Rosen, did House GOP members have to select a program to fund the newest bailout that could be used to throw women’s health in their faces?
Instead of summoning the guilty from the General Services Administration for a round of Capitol Hill pomp, posturing, and threats, members of Congress should be on their knees thanking the GSA for giving them something inconsequential to be outraged about. Gross abuses of our money like tens of billions in improper payments reflect badly on lawmakers during tax season, especially Democrats in the habit of holding out their hands whenever they get the urge to spend (see: Panhandling Democrats Had Revenue and Taxes for Extensions).
Rumor has it that if a killer asteroid is headed our way, the government will keep quiet because there is nothing that can be done. This is hard to believe because Washington loves a crisis, and politicians glory in the resulting media circus.
President Obama again threatened tax hikes during his Wednesday morning press conference. Mr. Obama suggested that medical research grants might have to be cut unless we eliminate tax breaks for the wealthy, and for companies that have fallen out of favor, like big oil.
In the battle over whether government should direct the private sector or let the free market perform unmolested, Harry Reid continues to accuse Republicans of blocking his party’s job creation efforts. Reid gives credit to Democrats for doing their best:
… Democrats have brought to the Senate floor bill after bill aimed at helping American businesses innovate, grow and hire.