It’s Disproportionate. . .: “I felt better when I thought the Decider didn’t have a worldview, just a set of instincts about freedom and democracy. But even if you set aside the president’s embarrassing open-mike performance at the Group of Eight summit, which is hard to do, events of the past week show that this administration actually thinks it knows what it’s doing. Bush and his folks haven’t just blundered around and created this dangerous mess, they’ve done it on purpose. And they intend to make it worse.”
You know, I had the same exact type of feeling when Bush was Gov here in Texas. Texas Govs don’t have a lot of power, and really can’t get in much trouble. But, unfortunately, the rest of the country didn’t take the time to understand that (or look at where we rank in all of the national standings) before they selected Gov. Bush to lower the nations ranking in the world. Hey, if it works for the great state of Texas, why shouldn’t it be good for the country?
I.R.S. to Cut Tax Auditors – New York Times: “The federal government is moving to eliminate the jobs of nearly half of the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service who audit tax returns of some of the wealthiest Americans, specifically those who are subject to gift and estate taxes when they transfer parts of their fortunes to their children and others.
The administration plans to cut the jobs of 157 of the agency’s 345 estate tax lawyers, plus 17 support personnel, in less than 70 days. Kevin Brown, an I.R.S. deputy commissioner, confirmed the cuts after The New York Times was given internal documents by people inside the I.R.S. who oppose them.”
So if you can’t get the law changed we’ll just fire all of the cops and DA’s. Must be nice to be the ruler in a two-bit country. What’s the matter George, can’t find that many incompetents to replace the actual lawyers with? If someone disagrees we’ll just arrest them and not have any harassment from those old traitors who don’t toe the GOP line…And there sits our Congress, on their asses in DC and without the integrity to even stand up for their jobs.
Bush’s Tactic of Refusing Laws Is Probed: ‘The President’s constitutional duty is to enforce laws he has signed into being unless and until they are held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court or a subordinate tribunal,’ panel members wrote. ‘The Constitution is not what the President says it is.'”
Just kinda gives flip-flops a new lease on life now dosen’t it? But then just about everything about this administration has the same kinda smell to it…
The People’s Business: “On Tuesday it (the House) took up the gay-marriage amendment. This was a meaningless exercise, except in terms of amassing political ammunition: The Senate had already defeated the amendment. Nonetheless, some members had no trouble explaining the value of the dead-end debate. ‘This is probably the best message we can give to the Middle East in regards to the trouble we are having over there right now,’ said Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.).”
The emphasis is mine, the sentiment is his. The question for the voters in Georgia is, can he really believe what he is saying?