An old-way plan to curb spending and realign politicians’ interests.
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Giving the anti-spending forces their own committee with congressional staff and the all-important subpoena power would begin to stem the tide of growing spending. Promoting the establishment of a new Byrd Committee as a campaign issue would also displace Obama’s attempt to undermine America’s growing antipathy to big spending, the “Deficit Commission.”
The goal of the Democrats over the next year, and in the next set of elections, is to misdirect America’s anger over the overspending, the bailouts, the stimulus, the budget increases, and the trillions for government health care, not to mention the trillions of corporate welfare for energy made from pixie dust paid for with taxes on reality-based energy. The Democrats wish to focus on the “deficit” rather than on “spending.” They have a solution to the deficit — a value-added tax to pay for the overspending.
The return of the Joint Committee on Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures would put the focus correctly on spending, create a constituency in Congress for popularizing the fight against spending, and arm the members of the Anti-Appropriations committee with the weapons of choice in Washington: staff, subpoenas, and the ability to grab headlines.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?