The First Rule Of Austerity

June 2nd, 2011at 08:11am Posted by Eli

When you’re drowning the government in the bathtub, always be sure to keep your own head above water.  Republicans are especially good at this…

Exhibit A: Texas legislature forgets Republican vendetta against public employee pensions, protects pensions of state legislators who commit corruption-related felonies.

Exhibit B: Aggressively pro-austerity-except-when-it-comes-to-taxes Florida Governor Rick Scott rails against “failed” stimulus plan, takes $370 million in stimulus money anyway.  When asked to explain, he basically says “Stimulus is bad, mmmkay?”

Exhibit C: Aggressively pro-austerity-except-when-it-comes-to-taxes New Jersey governor Chris Christie takes a police helicopter to his son’s Little League game (plus a limo to take him 100 yards from the landing area to the field), refuses to reimburse the government for it.

So yeah, shared sacrifice, fiscal responsibility, tighten our belts, yadda yadda yadda. Just don’t expect any of the people saying that to actually abide by it.

(Cross-posted at MyFDL)

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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