Tag Archive: PAYGO

Paying for Sandy

Back when he was still awesome, Rush Limbaugh use to say that the most dangerous place in America was between Chuck Schumer and a camera. And you just knew he was going to say something stupid about Hurricane Sandy:

Sen. Charles Schumer called the fallout from Hurricane Sandy a “national disaster” and called on a federal government to cover at least 90% of the costs.

“This is one of the biggest disasters to have

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Spending Restraint

Nicely done, assholes:

On Friday afternoon, within half an hour of one another, both the House and Senate voted to reauthorize the nation’s federal transportation funding programs. They then immediately fled town, which is understandable because the legislation is atrocious.

For starters, the bill spends $6 billion bailing out college students by extending the artificially low 3.4 percent interest rate on some subsidized college student loans. The change will save the average student only

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The Next Shutdown

As I blogged last week, we are facing another government shutdown. This time, the issue is disaster relief. The GOP wants to pay for it by cutting green car subsidies (known to sensible people the world over as corporate welfare). The Democrats are opposed, partly because they like the corporate welfare but mostly because they don’t want to set a “precedent” for offsetting disaster relief.

I really don’t follow that logic at all. Disaster … Read more