Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I can't believe I agree with Maureen Dowd

but alas, I do.

Look, I'll be honest. I wish Republicans would've shown this outrage and this sudden memory of their fiscally conservative principles during the 8 year of President Bush. And yes I know that now this sudden attack of conscience is mainly due to a Democrat being the President. But hey, better late than never, and I really don't care about their motives right now - at least they are acting they way they should. Even more given our current economic situation.

It. Is. Not. Time. For. Wasteful. Spending.

I didn't vote for President Obama, but I do remember this quote that Dowd includes in her column:
You know, there are times where you can afford to redecorate your house and there are times where you need to focus on rebuilding its foundation,” he said recently about the “hard choices” we must make. Yet he did not ask Congress to sacrifice and make hard choices; he let it do a lot of frivolous redecorating in its budget.
Touche Maureen. President Obama should be getting blasted by his lack of aggressiveness in getting this bill to be less pork-laden. Yet he is not. This is hypocrisy at its best from a President that during his campaign promised "no more earmarks" and going through bills "line by line".