Friday, April 8, 2011

The Everyman For Himself Budget

UPDATE II: "Once you stop listening to all the swooning and read the numbers, the Republican budget proposal looks like more voodoo economics." Read The New York Times, Ludicrous and Cruel.

And for an alternate view, read The New York Times, The Ryan Journey, which notes that "Ryan’s budget plan isn’t perfect, but it’s forcing Americans to confront the reality of their choices and engage in a serious debate."

UPDATE: As a former Bush chief speechwriter and senior policy advisor notes, "H.R. 1 would lead to 70,000 kids dying." Read the Washington Post, The real-world effects of budget cuts.

Was the Ryan budget proposal "built on heaping sacrifice onto the poor, slashing scholarship aid to college students and bestowing benefits on the rich?"

Hardly the self-interest "properly understood" philosophy that made the country great.

Palin Fatigue?

UPDATE II: More speculation that Palin "may have peaked, politically speaking." Read the Washington Post, Sarah Palin’s tipping point.

UPDATE: So long Palin: "The presidential ambitions once harbored by the former Alaska governor are all but dead, with even the Republican base rating her in polls as 'strongly unfavorable.' And if there's one thing to blame for her short-lived national political career, it's television. Read, How TV created, then destroyed, Sarah Palin.

But not just yet: "Let [her and Gingrich] suffer the media attacks so that another Republican can emerge unscathed." Read Forbes, Why The GOP Needs Palin And Gingrich.

Is it time to cry uncle regarding Palin? First Mika:

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Now I'm declaring February a Palin-free month. Join me! and This Is Not a Post About Sarah Palin.