Posts Tagged ‘Phil Gramm’

Phil Gramm: Hippie

Today Rep. Barney Frank, (D. MA), released a proposal calling for $1 trillion in defense cuts over ten years, which would indeed seem sensible in our current debt situation, given that “defense,” NOT including the various and sundry wars, now gobbles 40% of the Federal Budget. ¬†Of course, such a pot and patchouli-scented pipe dream [...]

Guarding the Henhouse

Maybe it was from seeing so many Smokey Bear commercials, but I always thought that the Forest Service protected the forests, and the other various federal agencies named after other precious natural resources also attempted to husband these things that, really, belonged to We The People, and our neatly uniformed federal employees dutifully spent their [...]

Oops, They Did It Again

One kind of funny, and certainly satisfying thing about the conservative “successes” of the past few decades is that so many of them are still just lying around, like turd piles in the yard, that they keep getting stepped in at the worst possible moments. About five minutes before or after John McCain picked Phil [...]