Marla R. Stevens

More on Pence and the RSC

Filed By Marla R. Stevens | September 28, 2005 1:45 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics

Poor Mike Pence. He's facing the hard reality that his party is that of "No Tax but Spend, Spend, Spend" -- that even his smarmy version of fiscal responsibility will be sacrificed on the altar of "Write Bad Checks to Shore Up Shrub's Fading Image". The description of his embarrassed aide's hasty denouement with a group of Pence's bluest (or should I say reddest?)and truest of believers in Pence's mission to reduce the federal government to something even the most conservative of the Founders would have found too small in Dana Milbanks' Washington Post Washington Sketch column, Deep Pockets, Small Government and the Man in the Middle, is priceless.

Odd that Pence didn't really catch 'offset fever' full blow when his party's powerful were cutting taxes and writing rubber checks for the Iraq War but, when the emergency needs of Americans, particularly poor and disproportionately African-American ones were the subject, he and his best pals of the radical fiscal kind suddenly looked up to recognize that their legacy will be the biggest deficit ever. Not that he minds enriching the corporate crowd at the taxpayer's expense but he's in a big funk that he won't be able to do it by hurting 'the least of these his brothers' in the process.

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AUTHOR: steph Mineart

DATE: 9/28/2005 03:03:07 PM

"Regular folks" I talked to are balking at Pence & Friends' proposals over this, recognizing right away the hypocrisy of shelling out big money for Iraq, but then hesitating when it comes to American citizens in crisis.I think people are finally starting to see through the smoke and mirrors.

AUTHOR: Marla R. Stevens

DATE: 9/28/2005 05:51:39 PM

That's great, Steph. Thanks for letting us know.