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Just the same old, same oldPosted Saturday, January 31, 2009, at 9:14 AM
Three quick thoughts on politics and our government:
1) The economic stimulus bill is full of spending proposals that have little to do with helping jumpstart the economy. Typical "pork" projects.
2) The newly-appointed head of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, said Friday, "...For those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over. There is not one inch of ground that we're going to cede to anybody."
Looks like bi-partisanship isn't going to happen, does it? There's such a thing as cooperation -- working together -- to solve problems. It's not weak to compromise sometimes.
3) Parts of Kentucky and Missouri are still frozen after Tuesday's ice storm. Residents are crying out for help from FEMA. So a FEMA official is quoted as saying that they can't get to some areas because of downed lines and frozen roads.
I thought taxpayers were funding FEMA so it would have the means to overcome those obstacles, rather than having employees who wring their hands and say, "We can't."
Looks like it's business as usual in Washington.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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