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On Neil Cavuto’s Fox News show just a minute ago, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) just said that “we’ve never paid for disaster relief by cutting other spending.” I don’t doubt his sincerity, but he’s just flat-out wrong. For the first year or two of the Gingrich Congress, it was firm policy to “offset” disaster spending with other cuts. In fact, the rescissions package of 1995 began as an effort to provide such offsets — and then grew beyond that. If I remember the numbers, the disaster relief was pegged at just under $9 billion, and the final rescissions package was more than $16 billion. In short, we cut other spending by nearly twice as much as the amount we approved for disaster relief.
It was good policy then, and, with appropriate safeguards, it should still be the ordinary way of doing business.
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