Great things…but not yet

Hooray! We have a new congress, and one that Nancy Pelosi (The San Francisco Treat … no, wait a minute. That’s Rice-a-Roni) anyway, Nancy is going to get things rolling in a hurry. Unlike the last congress which accomplished nothing, this one is raring to tackle the really big issues in a hurry. Raise the minimum wage, and I could tell you the others but I’d have to watch TV and that’s asking too much. But they are equally world shaking.

I notice that I haven’t heard much since the election about the promise that congress people would actually have to work five days a week. What, are we crazy? The brilliant people we send to DC have done enough damage with their usual Tuesday through Thursday noon schedule. I’m all for giving them more time off.

The unimportant issues, such as terrorism, illegal immagration, the war in Iraq and Afganistan, genicide in Somalia – those things can wait until the minimum wage gets raised.

And how long do you bet it will take for taxes to be raised? It really is an insult to normal intelligence that Democrats refuse to accept an historical absolute. Look at the record – every time taxes have been lowered, revenue for the government to waste has gone up. Every time taxes have been increased, revenues go down. Why is that such a difficult concept for Democrats to accept? Obviously, when taxes go down we spend more money (because we have it) and that roars throughout the economy like a sunami. And everybody from the Korean corner store to General Electric collects and sends more tax money to Washington.

I saw a reporter ask Steny what’s-his-name (second in command after Nancy – and do you really want someone named “Steny” making government policy?) a simple yes or no answer question the other morning. He asked, “Are the democrats going to raise taxes?” And good ol’ Steny replied, “Well, we are going to institute a pay as you go policy. If we don’t have the money, we won’t do it.” I’ll take that as a “Yes,” Steny. It works like this: First, a good ol’ boy pork bill is passed, and then taxes are raised to pay for it. Pay as you go. Jesus, Steny – we’re not third graders out here. We know a scam when we hear one.

I’m waiting for them to get to a really big issue, like fixing the pot holes. There’s one even the Republicans were afraid to tackle.

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