…the rhetorical response of conservatives to the stimulus plan — which will, it’s worth bearing in mind, cost substantially less than either the Bush administration’s $2 trillion in tax cuts or the $1 trillion and counting spent in Iraq — has bordered on the deranged.
It’s “generational theft,” said Senator John McCain, just a few days after voting for tax cuts that would, over the next decade, have cost about four times as much.
It’s “destroying my daughters’ future. It is like sitting there watching my house ransacked by a gang of thugs,” said Arnold Kling of the Cato Institute.
Yeah, I love hearing the Republicans bitch about “generational theft” (I guess that would be stealing from my generation, and about 15 generations thereafter) when the Iraq War will end up costing some three trillion fucking dollars. I thought the Iraqi oil revenue was supposed to pay for that, huh? Oh, I guess not.