Bolstered by the election of a Socialist in France, and Ne0-Nazis in Greece, some Democrats are doubling down on their calls for increased spending and higher taxes. They think that what’s happening in Europe bodes well for them this fall.
Those elections “confirm the position that many of us have taken, which is the most important thing right now is to sustain and nurture the very fragile economy,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the ranking member of the House Budget Committee.
“While we have to develop and implement a long-term deficit reduction plan, we should be very careful in designing that, that we do nothing to hurt the fragile economy. In fact we believe that we should make some additional investments,” he added.
For example, he’s pushing for the passage of a massive $50 billion-plus infrastructure spending bonanza offered by President Obama, as well as spending on education, science, research and Middle Class programs. The reason: it would inject money into the economy and cut the 16 percent unemployment in construction and fix roads and bridges. (Read More)
I hope they keep talking this way and praising the elections of radicals overseas. Let the independents see who they really are and what they really stand for.