OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Sunday, December 17, 2006 :::

Limping Along, Fed Style

The GOP left DC without passing all the appropriations bills necessary to give the bureaucracy all it wanted in the new fiscal year. The incoming Democratic majority looks like it will not re-open debate, opting instead for an additional CR that will force the Feds to limp along at last year's spending levels.

Some are distraught, but mostly because their earmarks won't be funded. Others are angry, primarily appropriators who blame Bill Frist for failing to bring their bills to a vote.

But the sun will still rise. The Social Security checks will still get mailed. And, somehow, the nation will endure. Fancy that.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 12/17/2006 0 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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