August 07, 2006

Tax Me! Please!

See, this is why I don't make yet another announcement that this blog is defunct. Every time I think I've nothing left to say, something drags me back here...

I live in the 6th Congressional District of Illinois, and my Representative is Henry Hyde (R). Hyde is retiring after this term, and the Democratic challenger for his seat, wounded Iraq war vet and double amputee Tammy Duckworth, has received a lot of publicity. There. I've just told you everything I know about Ms. Duckworth.

The other day I got a mailer from the Republican candidate, State Senator Peter Roskam. He is a partner at some ambulance chasing law firm. The mailer was like a parody of a Karl Rove operation.

"Liberal Democrat Tammy Duckworth wants to RAISE YOUR TAXES!!!!!!" It ran some quote from her in which she said something about rolling back the Bush tax cuts.

And I never thought I'd say this, but... THANK GOD. We absolutely need to get back to the idea of paying as we go instead of borrowing from China to finance our government. (You don't think the fact that without Chinese investment in government bonds we couldn't afford to run the country might tend to give the Chinese some leverage over us, do you?)

Also, memo to Roskam, Rove, and the rest of the GOP: The word "liberal" is not magic. You can't just throw it at someone and expect us to forget you're completely without principle and have been busily fucking up every thing you've touched for years now. I'm voting for Duckworth in November, and you know why? Because she's not a Republican.

Posted by Mr Green at August 7, 2006 07:07 PM | TrackBack