Thursday, August 04, 2005

Dime's Worth of Difference

In the Washington Post:
"Having skirted budget restraints and approved nearly $300 billion in new spending and tax breaks before leaving town, Republican lawmakers are now determined to claim full credit for the congressional spending. Far from shying away from their accomplishments, lawmakers are embracing the pork, including graffiti eradication in the Bronx, $277 million in road projects for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), and a $200,000 deer-avoidance system in New York."

Ever heard the old saying that there is "not a dime's worth of difference" between the Democrats and the Republicans? Could be a lot of truth in that old saying. It seems there is not a "dime's worth of difference" between the Democrats in power and the Republicans in power. Doesn't it seem that when in power each side wants to spend your money and then rush home to tell you how great things are when they spend your money?

It seems there is also not a "dime's worth of difference" between Democrats and Republicans when they are out of power. When out of power, it seems that issues and principles don't matter. The only consistency in view that matters when out of power is: "Those other guys in power have got it all wrong."

Not a dime's worth of difference, eh?

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