Thursday, December 24, 2009


Vive Sénateur de Monsieur Corker!

You know, I'm damn proud that I supported Bob Corker - early - in 2006. To wit:

From Senator Corker's office:

"There is no question that the unfunded mandates in this bill violate current law," Corker said. "As commissioner of finance for the state of Tennessee and mayor of Chattanooga, there was nothing more offensive to me than for the federal government to send down a mandate to our state or city and not send the money to pay for it. A number of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, including the majority leader and the chairmen of the Budget, Finance and HELP Committees, voted in 1995 to bar the federal government from imposing these excessive costs on states, local governments and businesses. So one might ask why would they support the unfunded mandates in this bill?

"The fundamental building blocks of the Reid bill are flawed and will have serious consequences for all Americans and future generations. In addition to expanding Medicaid by imposing $25 billion in unfunded mandates on states, the bill takes $466 billion away from Medicare and leverages it to create a new entitlement, uses budget gimmickry to hide its true cost, increases federal costs and actually causes Americans to face increased taxes and premiums."

HT: Adam Kleinheider

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