Nancy Pelosi Condemns Rangel for dissing Mississippi
The Democrats haven’t even officially taken over the government yet, but they are already tossing out anything Republican as fast as they can. Along with that, I guess we can totally dismiss Bush’s "conservative compassionism":
€śIt€™s not just committees our influence within the House Democratic caucus will grow enormously,€ť Mr. Rangel said in an interview.
To that end, he sketched out an expansive federal agenda: Teaming up with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on gun control, passing new tax incentives for urban job programs, and redirecting federal money to New York in return for the outsize tax collections that the federal government makes here.
€śMississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?€ť Mr. Rangel said.
Now, Rangel has a point to some degree, New York does pay out more than they receive in federal tax dollars. But, seems like I remember a vague campaign promise from someone not too long ago:
I would think if Rangel were sincere in his pre-November promises, rather than screwing Mississippi for the sake of New York City, he’d just cut that spending out completely. But, he’s not, he’s already figuring out how he can spend it himself.
I think we can safely assume the Democrat calls for a balanced budget have been effectively abandoned. I serioudly doubt you’ll hear one single Democrat say anything about "reckless spending" from this point on as well.
I am still waiting to see if Rangel endorses Ted Kennedy’s tax increase.
Don’t fret things too much tho, it has to get through the Senate, AND Bush still has his veto power left. So, I’d LOVE to see Bush veto Rangel’s pork-barrel wet-dream and force him to explain it to the public in light of Rangel’s demands for a balanced budget.
A LOT of demands have been made over the last five years, I want to see Pelosi/Reid balance all those demands with the greed that’s already eaten up Rangel. And, I’m still waiting for Pelosi to address that culture of corruption that is within her own party that is William Jefferson.