The U.S. Senate recently passed its budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2010, which outlines the spending guidelines for the next five years. Senator Thune is disappointed that this budget resolution proposes to spend $3.9 trillion in 2009, the highest level of government spending as a share of Gross Domestic Product since World War II.
It' hard not to argue that the US is facing challenges that are on the scale of World War II, when you add the implosion of our health care, transportation, and water infrastructure resulting from 30 years of neglect, deregulation and the looting of Main Street by Wall Street. All this as a direct result not only of the Republican Congress's dismantling of New Deal protections, but also a moral climate of realpolitik led by the likes of the Watergate crew, Ollie North, Ralph Reed, Roger Ailes, Karl Rove... which says that if it hurts the opposition, we should do it, because we're noble and they are not.
Thank goodness the tide has turned.
I'm not a fan of our Junior Senator. Can you tell?