Oh, I forgot. They’ve all been crucified for not worshiping Grover Norquist et al.
I love Ex GOP Senator Alan Simpson. He was asked this in a Wall Street Journal Interview:
If you remember the State of the Union, he [Obama] talked about the need for this country to invest in education and infrastructure and high-value-added research to be able to compete in a knowledge-based global economy. And he’s right about that. But he left off a part, that we have to do it in a fiscally responsible way. We live in a world of limited resources, and limited resources mean choices and priorities.
and Simpson replied:
MR. SIMPSON: The terrible irony is the mandatory programs are eating a hole through those programs. They are on automatic pilot. They can’t be stopped. Every day that they get deeper in their train wreck, it takes it out of the things that President Obama’s speaking of. Those things will disappear. They will be squeezed out.
I heard Alan give a speech on National Public Radio recently and nodded my head in agreement till I looked like a bobble head.