Carol Platt Liebau: A "Garden State" Shutdown

Saturday, July 01, 2006

A "Garden State" Shutdown

So Democratic senator Jon Corzine of New Jersey has shut down the state government because he can't reach a budget compromise with the fellow Democrats who control the state legislature.

We already know the upshot of a Democratically-led Congress' foreign affairs agenda: Unilateral disarmament. This is what the domestic side might resemble . . . government shutdowns in the absence of tax increases.

I'd be nervous if I were Senator Robert Menendez (appointed to serve the remainder of Corzine's Senate term), running this fall against moderate Republican Tom Kean, Jr. Might make it hard for him to hold onto that hard-won six point lead -- especially when he really should be leading by much more, given the state's leftward tilt.


Blogger Dittohead said...

Why don't they just run a deficit?

It's good for foreign investors and allows them to have an interest in our future.

Get rid of the estate tax for the wealthy and stamp a $150,000 IOU on each newborn's birth certificate for Bush's Iraq Follies.

The Dems are not very clever when it comes to accounting.

11:49 PM  
Blogger Righty64 said...

For dittohead, The Dems are not very clever at much of anything execpt being obstructionists. And they are more the gang that can't shoot straight on that score

12:16 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

In other news ....

BEIJI, Iraq - Investigators believe American soldiers spent nearly a week plotting an attack in which they raped an Iraqi woman, then killed her and her family, a U.S. military official said Saturday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity said the attack appeared "totally premeditated" and that the soldiers apparently "studied" the family for about a week before carrying out the attack.

According to the official, the Americans entered the home, separated three family members from the woman, then raped her and set fire to her body. The three others were also slain. A senior Army official who also requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing said one of the victims was a child .

12:18 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Whoops, Bush caught in really big lie about domestic wiretapping!

Spy Agency Sought U.S. Call Records Before 9/11, Lawyers Say
June 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court.

The allegation is part of a court filing adding AT&T, the nation's largest telephone company, as a defendant in a breach of privacy case filed earlier this month on behalf of Verizon Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. customers. The suit alleges that the three carriers, the NSA and President George W. Bush violated the Telecommunications Act of 1934 and the U.S. Constitution, and seeks money damages.

12:48 AM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

Dittohead, if you can't stay on point (New Jersey), why don't you start your own blog?

7:02 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...


Do you ever attempt to follow your own advise? LMAO

9:10 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

That's right, let's not raise taxes, let's just keep paying lip service to the notion of cutting spending while shovelling billions to our buddies. We can keep borrowing to cover the costs -- there's no reason to think we'll ever have to pay it back.

And this is what "conservative" thinking has come to. Do you ever listen to yourself and wonder whether it was worth abandoning all your beliefs to follow in lockstep with you party, Carol?

5:40 PM  

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