"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
I can't believe it's considered "extreme" to let an 80-year-old, 36-year career Senator retire rather than let him stay in office for life.
I'm sure Lugar has done some good things. But he's been in office for long enough. I'm glad we're finally getting some new blood.
Those items are more important to them then preventing a nuclear terrorist attack on America.
The Tea Party just made America less safe.
And without TARP, the economy would be in shambles. Tell me, how many industrialized countries exist without a banking sector?
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu