Feb 15 2009

Generational theft?

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Via Paul Krugman:

…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.

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One Response to Generational theft?

  1. From AuH2O:

    The Messiah has proclaimed his pork package will create/save 3.5 million jobs. That works out to $250,000 to each one of the 3.5 million people. Parhaps his Majesty should have just passed out a quarter of a million stimulus check to 3.5 million people instead. It would save on the red tape.

    Posted on February 19, 2009 at 10:58 am #

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