Thursday, March 10, 2011

A thought from governor Mitch Daniels

We must display a heart for every American, and a special passion for those still on the first rung of life’s ladder. Upward mobility from the bottom is the crux of the American promise, and the stagnation of the middle class is in fact becoming a problem, on any fair reading of the facts. Our main task is not to see that people of great wealth add to it, but that those without much money have a greater chance to earn some.

The GOP would do well to listen to him, if we appear to be the party of jerking people over then we are truly and rightfully screwed.

Also Congressman Barton, as Republicans I thought we were against subsidies? Shouldn't we just let the free market come into play.

Pressed repeatedly by Jon Karl to stake out a position on tax credits enjoyed by offshore oil companies, Barton argued that the subsidies represent equal treatment, and are required to keep the companies like Exxon-Mobil from going out of business.

"Over time if you put so many disincentives against any U.S. manufacturing or production company, or oil and gas exploration company, they'll go out of business," Barton said.

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