Say What You Will…
Say what you will about Senator Jim Bunning. The cranky, old bastard could put his foot in his mouth, but on this – well, it’s great to finally see someone grow a pair. Since he’s leaving at the end of this term, he’s got nothing to lose. The former Hall of Fame pitcher is filibustering a bill that would extend unemployement benefits, highway funds, satellite TV licenses, Cobra health insurance, flood insurance, etc. His complaint – the Senate is just adding the $10 billion to the deficit instead of paying for it w/ tax hikes or cuts somewhere else (i.e. PayGo). His statement seems to make sense to me:
“If we can’t find $10 billion somewhere for a bill that everybody in this body supports, we will never pay for anything. So I continue my objection,”
When others lamented in effort to get them to do their jobs, his reponse, “Tough shit!”
Go Jim Go!!