Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

I missed this yesterday, but I kind of can't believe it hasn't been more out there (at least on liberal blogs). It's a quote from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on the PAYGO measures the House is considering.

BLACKBURN: Let’s agree that we’re going to have PAYGO enforcement. That we’re not going to cry ‘emergency’ every time we have a Katrina, every time we have a Tsunami, every time we have a need for extra spending, that we don’t go call for a special appropriation that allows us to circumvent the PAYGO rules.
It seems to me that suggesting that the federal government should not be involved in disaster relief for events like Katrina is a fairly radical position. Not to mention apparently believing that Katrina may not constitute an "emergency." This is what happens when the bar for ridiculous behavior gets set so high. Something like this sort of slips under the radar because it's only 75% as crazy as a lot of the things said in the House of Representatives.

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