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Really? I feel sorry for news reporters sometimes. I think.

In other news:

At this point, the Republican opposition to taxes has nothing to do with policy. It has nothing to do with the economy. It’s religion. It’s dogma. It’s identity. Refusing to raise taxes is what it means to be a Republican in this day and age.

Fine, argue that all you want. But what about NON-Republican opposition to taxes? We don’t count? Or is “Republican” a synonym for “anyone I don’t agree with for whatever reason?”

6 Responses to “Really?”

  1. Alex says:

    That AP report is horrible. Why report on the small subtle things to argue that the shutdown was a bad thing? A 14-year old was operating a vertical dough mixer; the FDA couldn’t find bacteria like they sometimes do; the Chicago Transit Authority didn’t report on a train accident (even though a dozen others did that very day)…I mean c’mon who cares! Even we can think of much higher costs of the shutdown.

    • Scott says:

      I’m much more frightened by the Feds being depicted as some silent protector, lurking in the shadows and keeping us safe from the germs on tomatoes.

  2. Graham Peterson says:

    Oh noes! Marginal government regulatory services went offline for several days and nobody got hurt! The horror!

  3. Harry says:

    It is difficult to fathom the depth of the ignorance in both articles, There used to be editors at AP, and even the Washington Post, who knew enough to edit stupidity from their journalism and editorials,

    But the one in the Post blog displays broad ignorance about the way the world works, focusing instead, like a partisan liberal progressive on the obstinate efforts of people who want to promote a growing country. I would argue that we should reduce taxes on savings and investment, cut regulation wherever possible (let me count the ways). This is a serious subject, and it has become partisan, no question. If partisan means strong disagreement over philosophy and first principles.

    To be partisan, THEY want our property, control over our children, the end of coal, and a single-payer health system, social security and Medicare taxes on investment income, a broad-based carbon tax (on not just fossil energy) and want to tax us for the mice, tax us for the lice, until they achieve justice for every SNAP card user. This is a zero-sum proposition, where some lose and others win. This was the thinking in the days of the King in Marksnurg Castle. It is the thinking of Chuck Schumer, who as every liberal professor, save a few, is a soldier for progressive socialism and the demise of Israel and the West.

    So we live free or die, a Federalist idea, and the Union, it must be preserved, a Republican idea, as was freedom for all,

  4. Harry says:

    If the government are to be our inspectors, then should not every company eliminate its quality assurance personnel, giving that role to a federal employee to inspect the thickness of the paint and the color to the steel coming off the paint line, or the severity of aroma in the Johnson’s’ baby powder? Do we really rely on the Feds to make sure dairies do not sell milk infested by mastitis? Where are the inspectors to warn us of inflationists at the Federal Reserve, or the guys in charge of Treasury?

  5. jb says:

    Here is another gem from the AP article:
    “It was the same at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., where social studies teacher Robin Forrest said government statistics are more important because of so much dubious information on the web.”

    Yes by all means lets ignore the entire internet because it includes dubious information and instead turn to benevolent all-knowing government for our information.

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