… but she sure was realistic:
We kvetched a couple times about Cowardly GOP Weasels being less than
serious about cutting federal spending in the wangling over H. R. 1,
budget for the remainder of this fiscal year. If you're wondering
how your CongressCritter did, the folks at Heritage
Action kept score.
Fun facts: 47 Republicans voted for every possible spending cut; 95 Democrats voted against every single one of them. Everyone else fell somewhere in between.
For Granite Staters: my own Congressman, Frank Guinta, scored a decent 73%; Charlie Bass garnered a measly 33%, getting a mention from Heritage as one of the Republicans "most reluctant" to cut spending.
George Will is on target about the train fetishism
of the modern American "progressive".
To progressives, the best thing about railroads is that people riding them are not in automobiles, which are subversive of the deference on which progressivism depends. Automobiles go hither and yon, wherever and whenever the driver desires, without timetables. Automobiles encourage people to think they--unsupervised, untutored, and unscripted--are masters of their fates. The automobile encourages people in delusions of adequacy, which make them resistant to government by experts who know what choices people should make.George is getting very libertarian in his old age.
The Granite Geek opines on backing
into parking spaces. If you're interested, there's
a website devoted to it: www.fancyparking.com
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