Can’t trust the GOP either

Kevin D. Williamson says you can’t trust Republicans on spending, and he’s got a hard-to-argue-with graph illustrating his point:


Williams then has some fun at the Minority Leader’s expense:

But what about those unemployment benefits? The Republicans say they want to extend them but pay for doing so by cutting other spending. Unfortunately, the “other spending” they plan to cut is stimulus funds that have been theoretically appropriated but not spent — i.e., they’re “saving” money by not spending money we might not have been spending, anyway. It’s like a broke guy saying: “Yeah, I was planning on buying a new Ferrari, but then I changed my mind. What should I do with the $250,000 I saved myself?”

Not good enough.

Because I am a public-minded guy, I’m going to help the senators out here. If you cruise over to Mitch McConnel’s website and click on “Issues,” there is an issue that is conspicuously missing: spending. He talks about spending night and day, castigates the Democrats for their spendthrift ways, says he wants spending cuts. But, here’s the Entire Universe of Issues according to Mitch McConnell:

New spending on things Mitch McConnell is keen on

1.    Financial Regulation

2.    Economic Growth

3.    Health Care Reform

4.    War on Terror

5.    Energy

6.    FY 2011 Appropriations Requests

Or, as I like to put it:

1.      New spending on babysitting bankers

2.      New spending on special-interest projects

3.      New spending on oldsters who might vote for Mitch McConnell

4.      New spending on bombing Afghanistan until it turns into Connecticut

5.      New spending on Kentucky coal products

6.      New spending on things Mitch McConnell is keen on

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1.    Financial Regulation

2.    Economic Growth

3.    Health Care Reform

4.    War on Terror

5.    Energy

6.    FY 2011 Appropriations Requests

Or, as I like to put it:

1.      New spending on babysitting bankers

2.      New spending on special-interest projects

3.      New spending on oldsters who might vote for Mitch McConnell

4.      New spending on bombing Afghanistan until it turns into Connecticut

5.      New spending on Kentucky coal products

6.      New spending on things Mitch McConnell is keen on

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