Despite Sessions (through Domenici) calling out the Dems on spending and taxes, he minced no words for his fellow Republicans who keep spending more money. Noting that President Bush had proposed savings of $75 billion (5-years) in the RATE OF GROWTH of entitlements (set to grow at 8% a year even as inflation runs only 3% (our quick table math — I welcome readers to double-check this, because I haven’t — is that just a 6% avg hike for five years rather than 8%, which is surely not too draconian, would yield the $75 billion savings), Sessions lamented that the Senate Budget COmmittee plan approved yesterday called for not a red cent of entitlement savings. Sessions’ comment on this development: “Some people think that if we have a middle-of-the-road, milquetoast budget that avoids controversy, we’ll somehow avoid political harm, but I say it’s just the opposite. We’ll kill the enthusiasm of our supporters; we will likely not only NOT gain, but we’ll lose potentially” because of letting down the fiscally conservative GOP base.
“We’ve got tohonor the voters who got us here,” Sessions added.
Well, I say: Good for Sessions. Here’s hoping the milquetoast Republicans get the message!!!
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.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online