Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Our Junior Senator Whines About

a 2010 budget that makes long-overdue investments in America in his April newsletter:
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?

1 comment:

  1. You should be kinder to the Senator from Focus on the Family. I'm terribly disappointed in you that you'd treat His Holiness so roughly. With South Dakota last in employer unemployment contributions...just 77 dollars...with South Dakota virtually last in almost every area...when did we ever have any real leadership from Republicans that didn't destroy families and benefit the wealthiest or business instead of the individual. Never that I can remember in my 57 years.
    They can't see the need...the people have to beg them on bended knee...and they still won't act. I know why business won't invest in South Dakota...the lack of respect the Republicans show the people in need in this state. They drive the real workforce away from the state with no attempt to keep the talented here. Based upon historical census information, I wouldn't be surprised that South Dakota ranks among the lowest states in population growth. If that's true, then it's because they drive the real working class, the future, and the brightest away.