Nov 11, 2007

David Boaz on the Democrat takeover of Congress

Not surprisingly, after 6 or 12 years of [the Bush administration], the voters turned out the Republicans and put the Democrats in charge.

As Dr. Phil would say, "How's that working for ya?"

Within two months of the Democratic takeover, the Washington Post reported that Democrats were charging lobbyists big bucks to meet Nancy Pelosi and the chairmen of, you know, the congressional committees that write tax laws, regulations, and spending bills - including, they noted, some of Jack Abramoff's favorite clients.

After six months, we've had hearings and press conferences and all-night slumber parties.

But the war goes on. The spending goes on. We're up to 32,000 earmarks in the latest spending bills. American citizens are still being held in jail without access to a lawyer.

The Democrats should get The Who to sing at their next convention - "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

~ David Boaz, executive VP, Cato Institute, "The Coming Century of Liberty," Fall 2007

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