I know it’s January 1st, not April 1st, but there has been so much nonsense in the news over the last couple of days that it’s hard to image that we’re not all victims of some huge national prank.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned the Democracts not to spend too much on their “economic stimulus” package. Where was Mitch’s concern about over spending while George Bush and the Republican Congress more than doubled the national debt with their prescription drug program for the greedy geezer lobby, no-win war with Iraq, and pork barrel infrastructure spending that gave new meaning to the phrase “waste, fraud and abuse”???
Republican National Committee Vice Chairman James Bopp Jr. submitted a resolution on Tuesday warning that Bush has moved the country towards “socialism”. Well, no kidding. He’s about six years too late in recognizing this.
Finally, some no-nothing Democratic legislator from Connecticut (Frank Nicastro) is urging the government to “save’ the newspaper business. Here’s the inside scoop – the newspaper business can’t be saved any more than could the buggy whip business 100 years ago because the technology for delivering information has changed. The established interests failed to recognize and adapt to the new ways of doing things and as a result they are rightfully being put out of business. Any effort by the government to protect those established interests will fail and make us all worse off.
We can only hope that this kind of nonsense will not continue, so that we can have a happy new year instead of 365 April Fools days next year.