Hug the one you love!
To be compliant, the FOX Newsslogan should read: Unfair, unbalanced and proud of it. On second thought, that could be the slogan of both the TEA Party and the GOP. For our two-party system to work, we need two sane parties. Both the TEA Party and the GOP are several sandwiches short of a picnic.
It’s probably safe to say Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has had better weeks. Just over the last few days he started to lose his cool on NPR when asked about a neo-confederate he co-authored a book with; he was caught making ridiculous boasts about his record on minority rights; and he repeated a bizarre conspiracy theory about George Stephanopoulos that’s already been debunked.
And then, after all of this, the Kentucky Republican sat down for a chat with Businessweek‘s Josh Green.
Green: A recent article in the New Republic said your budget would eviscerate the departments of Energy, State, Commerce, EPA, FDA, Education, and many others. Would Americans support that?
Paul: My budget is similar to the Penny Plan, which cuts 1 percent a year for five or six years and balances the budget. Many Americans who have suffered during a recession have had to cut their spending…
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No disrespect to President Reagan.
How to cope with rising food prices. Eat less.
How to cope with rising healthcare costs. Don’t get sick. If you do, die quickly.
How to cope with high gas prices. Drive less.
How to cope with usurious credit card interest rates. Pay cash.
How to cope with high and rising costs of travel. Don’t travel.
How to cope with high ticket prices for entertainment. Don’t go out.
How to cope with high utility bills. Use less.
How to cope with high rents. Downsize or double up.
How to cope?
It’s called chained CPI and it is how some in Washington want to deal with those of us on fixed incomes.