Getting Ahead of Themselves [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Thank you, Speaker Pelosi, for this preview
of life if there's a President Obama:WASHINGTON (AP) - After consulting with Barack Obama, Democratic leaders are likely to call Congress back to work after the election in hopes of passing legislation that would include extended jobless benefits, money for food stamps and possibly a tax rebate, officials said Saturday.Expect big-governemtn goodies — money for nothing and your socialism for "free" — until a Repblican is looked to try to undo it all in four.
The bill's total cost could reach $150 billion, these officials said.
The officials stressed that no final decisions have been made. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they did not want to pre-empt a formal announcement. House Democrats have announced plans for an economic forum on Monday "to help Congress develop an economic recovery plan that focuses on creating jobs and strengthening our economy."
Thanks to this preview, Americans should be taking a second look. Will they? Wake up! Good morning! There's still an election going on. Contrary to Obama-Pelosi-Reid posturing, it ain't over yet.
Forget the typos; I do that myself, although nobody's paying me to be an editor and go on teevee. I won't even bother to point out the hypocrisy, the obliviousness. I just want to ask: Is this woman let out without a keeper? Does Nanny follow her from her parents' house to the office to the airport, and hang a tag on her when she's travelling?
Does she pay taxes, read grown-up newspapers, make love, cook meals, bully sexist service people? Or does she float from condo to taxi to airplane to office, skimming the surface of the world like a waterbug on a pond?