Obviously the first thing we all though of Monday after the bombings at the Boston Marathon was taxes. What other reaction could there be?
“I’m glad you raised that, because it gives me a chance to make a point I’ve felt strongly about,” said Frank. “In this terrible situation, let’s be very grateful that we had a well-funded, functioning government. It is very fashionable in America, and has been for some time to criticize government, belittle public employees, talk about their pensions, talk about what people think … of [their] health care. Here we saw government in two ways perform very well. … I never was as a member of Congress one of the cheerleaders for less government, lower taxes. No tax cut would have helped us deal with this or will help us recover. This is very expensive.”
As if we’d stop and concern ourselves with a budget as people are lying there dead and wounded. What an asshole. Has anyone noticed the same people who warn us not to blame anyone or politicize these events are always the first ones to politicize these events?