“No comment.” It may be the most useful phrase in a politician’s vocabulary. So why can’t President Obama bring himself to say it?
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Howard Anglin is a lawyer and sometime political advisor and writer living in Washington, DC.
When it comes to federal spending, it easy to become numb to numbers: $180,000,000,000 to AIG; $150,000,000,000 to Fannie and Freddie; and now $26,100,000,000 to bailout the states (on top of an earlier $53,600,000,000 state education bailout described an “historic,” “temporary” and “one-time appropriation” way back . . . in 2009). All those zeros start to run together pretty quickly. And when the federal government is running a year-to-date deficit of $1.2 trillion, isn’t another $26.1 billion practically a rounding error? Horrifyingly, yes. But the latest state bailout is a particularly flagitious swindle that deserves your attention.
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