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Not being one for subsidies, I certainly appreciate the tangled web we are weaving with this increasingly “mixed” economy. However, I take no small pleasure in reading how the Export-Import Bank has reversed itself in the face of political attention, heat and embarrassment, agreeing to reconsider financing for a coal-fired power project in India and thereby “creating or saving” 1,000 jobs in Wisconsin.
Subsidy aside, the plant in India was coming on line soon regardless, and ExIm like every other agency touched by our current president’s radicalism has slipped the rails into green moonbattery. Which means the money would otherwise have been squandered on some feel-good wastefulness (or maybe some more offshore drilling… off Brazil’s shores, that is).
So, in sum, that’s terrific. Oh, by chance this reversal coincided with a townhall speech by President Obama touting his economic prowess. In, ah, Wisconsin.
Now, please Mr. President, could you take your show on the road to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, among other states that would be most directly impacted by your radical anti-coal, indeed anti-energy agenda?
Just guessing here, but maybe this would coincide with granting them a reprieve, too? (Alternately, maybe someone can talk George Soros into parking some of those profits from the Brazilian offshore drilling play in domestic coal?)
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