The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nancy Pelosi: Teacher-bribing

Today Nancy Pelosi held a special session of Congress to pass HR1586, another $26B stimulus bill. The bill comes as a de facto admission of the failure of previous tax-and-spend stimuli to generate jobs. (Why would you need to save jobs if you have already saved them?)

What is particularly onerous are the constitutional overreaches of the federal government in bailing out state union jobs, in particular the teachers' unions. The federal government has no business in education let alone raising federal taxes to pay for states who are unwilling or unable to manage their own fiscal houses (like Pelosi's own Democratically-dominated California).

The bottom line is that the last thing Americans need are more taxes during a prolonged recession. Yet Pelosi and the Democrats think that offering a monetary bribe to unconstitutionally dole out other people's money will garnish them votes with the teachers in what portends to be significant Democratic losses this November.

People are smart enough to see past this awful and endless spending and to call it like it is: a bribe for votes. This will backfire.

The vote on HR1586 was 247-161 with Louisiana's freshman Cao (ignominiously the only GOP originally voting for Obamacare) and Delaware's Castle (one of the cap-n-tax 8 GOP) the only 2 GOP voting in favor while three southern Democrats opposed: Taylor (MS-04), Bright (AL-02), & Cooper (TN-05).

What this means for Utahans, this is more fuel to the fire to get rid of tax-raising, teacher-bribing, Constitution-shredding Jim Matheson (UT-02) and to get Morgan Philpot elected in his stead. Matheson along with 246 wreckless Representatives must be voted out.

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