All they do is raise my blood pressure. There was that dandy one last Friday wondering about Obama’s promise of transparency, since he skulked off to the Map Room to re-take the oath of office with “only four print reporters” allowed in. And today, we have what will surely be the first in a series of gentle reminders that our new President and the Dem-controlled Congress are a bunch of pinko Commies. Opening sentence: “You know Congress and the White House have shifted too far to the left when a former KGB man scolds them for excessive government interference in the economy.” I guess the editorial writer got all upset when s/he read in yesterday’s paper that Mobile schools (they’re currently broke) stand to rake in a cool $77 million from the stimulus package.
I know this will come as a surprise to you all, but Alabama is one of the states that takes in more federal dollars than it pays in taxes. Here’s the ranking from fiscal year 2005, before the Katrina recovery money kicked in. We got $1.63 for every dollar we paid. Not a bad return!
So, Mobile Press-Register, if you want to recommend we quit sucking on the Federal tit to fund our schools, health care for our poor, and just about everything else that we are unwilling to pay for ourselves, then fine. Until then please STFU.