Hoyer is Right…
A top House Democrat said Tuesday that tax increases will eventually be necessary to address the nation’s mounting debt, raising a difficult election-year issue as Democrats fight retain control of Congress. AP/Yahoo!
I don’t like the term “cost” when we talk about the government getting less of our money but taxation is a necessary burden and responsibility in a democracy.Coburn is equally correct in his calls for responsible spending too.
I think he cares about those under him but his public stance is unbecoming of an officer in his position. He should be fired.
Rand Paul and the unemployment thing
I think his comment shows a lack of one thinking things through before you open ones mouth. The long term unemployed are unemployed for bigger reasons than laziness or obstinacy that they should have x job at y salary. I will say this though. Some real leaders better emerge soon and get America to wake up that a new wave of employment migration needs to happen. If it was someones job to wait for that to happen…they’d never be unemployed unfortunately.
Housing dip and mortgage bailout
I can’t find the story today but City Journal had a great article on how people in troubled mortgages would bail regardless of the government intervention.