Dana Milbank isn't someone I agree with often, but his article in the Washington Post today was a real eye opener for me. Mr. Milbank is (somewhat surprisingly) not very supportive of President Obama's proposed "Buffett Rule", which is supposed to reach the Senate floor for a vote next week. It's not expected to pass.
In fact, the president himself called the whole thing a "gimmick". Isn't it great that the Senate is spending its valuable time on this purely political attempt to re-elect one man instead of doing its constitutional duty and passing the first budget in more than three years? Good to know they have their priorities in line.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Department of Justice has been busily blocking various and sundry state voter ID laws recently, arguing that requiring people to show a state-approved photo ID in order to cast a vote will disenfranchise many voters - particularly in urban areas, where many citizens don't drive. The NAACP have gone so far as to argue before the UN that voter ID laws are human rights violations, even though many poor and minority voters seem to want their votes protected by ID requirements. DoJ chief Eric Holder maintains that voter ID laws suppress voter turnout. Eh, not so much.