I wonder if the cardinals expected this? They shouldn’t be surprised, give his history.
It doesn’t need more taxpayer cash, it needs to be sold off, or given away. Actually, it’s not so much what it needs, but what the taxpayer needs. As noted, it’s primarily an income transfer scheme from lower-income taxpayers all over the country to the wealthy in the northeast corridor and union members.
[Update a few minutes later]
“‘Amtrak doesn’t get enough government money,’ is the kind of thing someone says when that person doesn’t understand anything about Amtrak, or government, or money.”
The Democrats have forgotten how to argue.
When all you have is ad hominem, straw men, name calling and lies, that’s what happens.
“Leftism is generally about hatred and envy, masquerading as compassion.”
It’s marking up several space bills today. You can watch the webcast, if you have the stomach for the inevitable bipartisan stupidity. On Twitter, follow @jeff_foust and/or @SpcPlcyOnline.
So, I saw this tweet:
"If you are a white man and think you do not own these books, try looking under your bed, they're probably there." http://t.co/cLnPBhUKES
— Mallory Ortberg (@mallelis) May 12, 2015
I decided to see how accurate it was.
It was sort of a fail, at least for me. I own less than 25% of those books, and have read fewer than a third. Many of them I read as a kid, when my parents had copies.
What gives Congress the right to regulate it?
Nothing in the Constitution.
Note that (as with Roe v. Wade), one’s position on abortion is, or at least should be, irrelevant to whether Congress (or SCOTUS) has the power to declare it either legal or illegal. It’s about process, not outcome. But too many from both sides of the aisle (as we saw with ObamaCare) don’t give a damn about process if they get the outcome they want.
Could he be this election cycle’s Ross Perot?
Just what we need.
Has he finally been mugged by reality?
Dreyfuss, who in 2006 called for the impeachment of then-President George W. Bush, has long been a critic of special interest money in politics; in 2011, during an appearance at the National Press Club, he called for a constitutional amendment “prohibiting money, politics and television.” He also started The Dreyfuss Initiative in support of teaching civics in schools.
Well, the latest piece is at least consistent with that. And at least he recognizes that “getting money out of politics” would require a Constitutional amendment. But he doesn’t seem to recognize that the best way to get money out of politics, at least federal politics, would be to remove the incentive, by limiting the power of the federal government to what the Founders intended, particularly restoring the 9th and 10th Amendments.
[Late Tuesday-morning update]
Given the turn the comments have taken, this seems relevant: Government corruption, from the IRS to the DOJ.
An excerpt from @KirstenPowers new book.
As I noted to her on Twitter this morning, they’re not “liberals.” They’re leftists. I’m a liberal.
…give pollsters the politically correct answer. Then they vote.
This could be a big problem for the media/Dems next November. There is nothing about polling in the Constitution, and too often, they’ve been used as political weapons. Here’s hoping they finally start backfiring on the Left, as they just did in Britain.