I wrote the other day that I hadn't read any comments from our congressman on the bailout package that went through Congress - after not going through Congress - but it turns out he has given a statement. This comes from the Bristol Herald Courier:
This is a necessary step. It is a responsible step. It will restore confidence in our credit markets and assure they flow smoothly and do so in a way that will not result in the taxpayers losing money.I - and the experts - wish we were as confident about this as Boucher - hardly the expert - is.
But we agree, none the less, that it a necessary step. I just hope ...
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Also in the article, written by J. Todd Foster, is a quote from Boucher on those earmarks that he and all the other career Washington politicians love so much, but Americans outside of the Magic Kingdom absolutely despise:
Boucher defended the estimated $150 billion in additional tax incentives and earmarks the Senate added to the bailout/rescue bill two days earlier. He said the legislation simply extends the tax breaks that Congress approves every year.
“The merits of those benefits [earmarks] have long been debated and accepted,” said Boucher.
Other than your pals in Washington, who has accepted that kind of abject corruption, Rick?