Budgets Force Choices.
“A budget is values,” says Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former head of the Congressional Budget Office and an adviser to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “When you put together a budget, you display where you’re going to put the nation’s resources and what you care about.” (HT:Washingtonexaminer) Something went wrong with the universe after the Puerto Rican GOP Primary. Mitt Romney not only made an accidental relevant | Read More »
It’s Oligarchical Collectivism or Shutdown
DISCLOSURE: Repair_Man_Jack is a psuedonym for a person who works as a Civil Servant for the United States Federal Government. “A lot of people with budgetary responsibility are planning for a shutdown instead of for next year’s budget,” said Diane Breckenridge, who works in the office of the secretary of Health and Human Services. “It doesn’t add to the productivity of the government.” (HT: Washington | Read More »
Who Owns Who? Do We Anger The Chinese or Mortally Terrify Them?
For a while there, I was just about ready to completely give up on Peggy Noonan. I think she had spent too many years flying around defending George W. Bush. After Harriet Myers, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Iraq and Katrina, it may well have been that her arms had gotten tired. Today, she offered further indications that she had reacquired her groove. She may not miss | Read More »