… don't know when I'll be back again:
President Obama held a news conference today. I can't find a complete
transcript, but this CBS
news story has:
"… I think it would be hard for the Republicans to stand there and say that, 'The tax break for corporate jets is sufficiently important…"And the Fox story has:
"And you can afford it. You'll still be able to ride on your corporate jet; you're just going to pay a little more."
"Ask Republican constituents if they're willing to compromise their kids' safety so some corporate jet owner continues to get a tax break," he said.Clearly the "corporate jet" is the scapegoat du jour. [Update: Jim Geraghty counted a total of six mentions.] I don't know if anyone asked if repealing the alleged "tax break" for corporate jets was so important, why the Democrats failed to do it while they were in solid control of both House and Senate.
Obama's obvious game is: get the GOP to agree to tax hikes now, in return for vague promises on future spending cuts, which will turn out to be illusory.
Blast from the past: Obama
Inauguration Sets Record for Private Jets.
And, if you still subject yourself to network news shows, I wonder
if you'll see this mentioned tonight?
Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets [in 2009], Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes.(Via Instapundit.)
Swell news from the University Near Here:
A University of New Hampshire professor who exposed himself to a mother and her 17-year-old daughter in Milford nearly two years ago will keep his job, according to an arbitrator's ruling provided to the New Hampshire Union Leader.The president of UNH's AAUP chapter, Deanna Wood, deemed the ruling "just".
The state recently decreased funding to the University System of New Hampshire by $48 million; I bet some are now wondering whether they shouldn't "just" drop it out of the budget altogether.