Tagged: Congress

Not up to the job.

Toughness is not an adjective that one would use to describe either of Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell. Yet with respect to leadership in the Congress, toughness has never been more urgently called for.

No longer our own masters.

The erosion of liberty happens in increments. Few alive today know that the federal income tax as we know it started at a mere one percent on all incomes up to an amount equal to $10.5 million in today’s dollars.

If it doesn’t hurt, it’s not a cut.

Following 9/11Continental Airlines was in nowhere near the financial trouble the U.S. government is in now. Yet Continental’s CEO made dramatic cuts to his company’s expenses to ensure economic survival. No one in Washington is making any such proposal for the United States.

It’s time to shut ‘er down.

Republicans may wish to avoid a fight with Democrats that results in a government shutdown. But wishing not to fight and refusing to fight are two different things. It’s time to fight.

One last shot.

Three days after Christmas in 1975 the Dallas Cowboys were faced with ending their season by losing the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.