4.03.2009

Horton Hears a Hoover??!!

Blogged for the title alone.

From Scott Pasch:

The Republi-can't Party (their motto should be "No We Can't"), fearing that they are becoming the "party of no" have recently reached back into history to demand ideals that have already failed to impassion the American people in the recent election such as more "Drill, Baby, Drill" epitomized in their recent "budget” outline presented this past Thursday (can you call something without numbers a budget?). Worse yet, they have latched on to failed presidential contender John McCain’s previous calls for a "spending freeze.” As if delving back into recent failed historical ideologies is not bad enough, the Republi-can’ts have decided to review the Great Depression and grab the failed ideas that prolonged it.

In the midst of the Great Depression former President Hoover stated, "Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public treasury." Today those words are echoed by House Minority Leader John Boehner who recently stated, "Our plan is rooted in the philosophy that we cannot borrow and spend our way back to prosperity.” The striking similarity of these two phrases gives us no doubt where Boehner is getting this philosophy that the Republi-can't Party has become so heavily rooted in, what is in doubt, is the soundness of such a philosophy.

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