I just stumbled across this at Maggies Farm. I wanted to append it to Friday’s post but I’m too damn lazy to tinker around with WordPress and do it right. Instead I’ll just put it here and encourage you to click the link:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Well I’ll be damned! For once I agree with the President. I guess he’ll suddenly get serious about governing and quit banking on hope and magic unicorns. I can’t wait!