I don’t know why people find GOP ideology so hard to follow.

They opposed the jobs bill because it wasn’t paid for.
They oppose financial reform because it is paid for.

I mean, what could be simpler?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

2 thoughts on “Consistency”

  1. Just watched the documentary "OUTRAGE" about closeted queers in Congress (and Charlie Crist) who cast anti-gay votes, which means overwhelmingly closeted Republicans. Given the hypocrisy of the Christian right on so many issues, when you think about it, it means that nearly the entire party is made up of people who are desperate to profit from dissembling and who are desperate to maintain their own personal secret that could destroy them.

    So wanting to have it both ways on something as mundane as money??? That's not even an appetizer for these people.

  2. But the jobs bill was giving money to poor people so they could eat. The finreg bill is taking (other people's) money away from rich people. You certainly don't want to pay for that.

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