Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Give credit to the Dems . . . they're being honest

Saint Louis Conservative gives credit when credit is due . . . even to Democrats.  Today two prominent Dems, Congressmen Barney Frank and John Murtha, get credit for honesty.

In an interview on CNBC, Frank was honest about his tax and spend policy priorities.  He said that "at this point there needs to be a focus on an immediate increase in spending," deficits be damned.  Then, "later on, there should be tax increases . . . I think there are a lot of very rich people out there whom we can tax at a - at a point down the road."

Frank's position should come as no shock to anyone paying attention to the liberal Democratic agenda over the past several decades.  But I did think that these folks were too smart to tell the truth about it.  Way to go Barney!

Murtha's honesty wasn't about economic policy but about how he sees the world and, more specifically, how he views Americans living in western Pennsylvania.  Initially, he called everyone there "rednecks."  He's backed off from his blanket statement somewhat by claiming that he simply meant that "there's still folks that have a problem voting for someone because they are black . . . particularly older people.  They want change but they don't want to see things go too far."  

That's a lot of faith in the American people Congressman Murtha.  Thanks for showing us your true colors.

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