AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
When it comes to cutting spending, we can't have sacred cows. We can't put a large part of the budget aside and say, "Oh, the cuts will have to come from somewhere else." Everything has to be considered.
Not that it matters. It's not as if we have any real fiscal conservatives elected anyway.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Tom Delay may yet win on Appeal, From what I understand the law he was convected under
did not include checks until 2005, 3 years after the charged event.
One question to ask, might be why was he charged in Travis county, as he never lived in
or represented that area?
Even in liberal Travis county, it took several grand juries to get an indictment.
Did the Democratic party benefit from Delay being removed?
It is a trumph of the justice system that such a "connected" politician is not above the law and received some of the punishment he deserves.
I was in Delay's district for a while, I don't think he was a nice guy, but I also did not expect him to be.
If our legal system is used to remove politicians based on their lean, it is a corruption of our legal system.
The bug man's fate.