Friday, January 02, 2009

Not why we sent McConnell back to Senate

The AP's Bruce Shreiner quoted Sen. Mitch McConnell talking about the bailout for cities and states, which will surely wind up over $1 trillion:
""This should not be treated as an appropriation bill, but something more broadly stimulative," he said."

Good grief.

Borrowing money at the federal level for politicians to spend at the state and local level can't be treated as anything other than an appropriation bill, because that is exactly what it is. And what the heck is this "broadly stimulative" stuff?

So much for hoping there were enough Republicans in the Senate to stop the really bad bills. Sure it may be nice to stop card check and socialized medicine, but what's the point when we are giving away the farm creating massive slush funds from sea to shining sea?

This is disgraceful.