Think Freely Media presents Common Sense with Paul Jacob

Ho, Ho, Ho. It’s that time of year again. Shopping. Selecting the right gift. Thinking of those special someones.

Yes, it’s Omnibus Spending Bill time, the Satan Clause time of year, when politicians fill up the stockings of their naughty friends in the lobbying business, and give generously.

With our money.

This year, Harry Reid went all out. He pushed an omnibus spending package that included so many earmarks that Congress had to use its whole box of Crayons just to keep some order to the bill’s marked corners. Yes, there were over six thousand “special holiday gifts” for special interests.

As I said, “Ho, Ho, Ho.”

That’s not an elfin chuckle, that’s a popular euphemism for what the politicians are who cooked up this list without checking it twice.

But an unseasonable gust took the wind out of Reid’s sails. Pressured by folks back home, the bill was soundly defeated. As Daniel Mitchell put it, it was the American people — not the special interests — who got the Christmas present:

[F]iscal conservatives, libertarians, and Tea Partiers have won an important battle, but this is just one skirmish in a long war. If we want to save America from becoming another Greece, we better make sure that we redouble our efforts next year.

At last, special interests get a lump of coal. It’s something to celebrate. And repeat. Ho, Ho, Ho! Like that ol’ elfin chuckle.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.


By: Redactor

3 Comments

  1. Mary E says:

    I wonder why, if the special interest group’s need is so important, they don’t just present their bill and let the congress make a truely wise decision.

  2. Jay says:

    Becaue, the special inetrests needs CANNOT STAND SUNLIGHT OR TO BE SEEN, BECAUSE THE SPECIAL INTERESTS DON’T PAST ANY TYPE OF RATIONAL DISCUSSION–EXCEPT, OF COURSE, POLTIICAL BRIBES, I MEAN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS.

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