Friday, December 12, 2008

Irresponsible comment by Mitch McConnell

"We have had before us this whole question of the viability of the American automobile manufacturers. None of us want to see them go down, but very few of us had anything to do with the dilemma that they have created for themselves." Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell quoted in the NYT today

Unfortunately McConnell is so limited that he may not even be aware that his comment is irresponsible and absurd. Energy policy, environmental policy, health care policy, almost any policy that the Senate has exerted power over, or failed to exert power over, has impacted the countries largest manufacturers and influenced their actions. The consumer activity and tax receipts generated by the auto industry have been one of the underpinnings of prosperity since the 1950's and therefore have funded much of the profligacy of Congress during McConnell's tenure. The comment is just stupid.

Meanwhile, Rome burns.


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