“…Right there, in the fine print of (Standard & Poor’s U.S. credit rating) downgrade release, they said that a big factor was that, quote, ‘the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues,’ unquote. And they give an example of how to fix that: quote, ‘initiatives, such as the lapsing of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for high earners,’ unquote. In other words, S&P would like to see higher taxes on rich people.
Folks, whatever you think of Standard & Poor’s, when a Wall Street firm run by rich people recommend higher taxes on rich people, they might just know what they’re talking about.”
Republican strategist KARL ROVE, reacting to remarks made by GOP presidential wannabe Rick Perry, in which he called Fed chairman Ben Bernanke “treasonous” and that “we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.”
Bernanke was appointed to his post by Rove’s former boss, George W. Bush.
I wonder if the Tea Party will also lecture Perry on toning things down.
As Mr. Perry, wearing a white shirt and no jacket, shook hands with a mix of well-wishers and naysayers on the cafe’s patio, Kristin Bunce, 43, helped ease her 9-year-old son, Sam Beane, into Mr. Perry’s path.
Sam, wide-eyed and looking up at the governor, asked Mr. Perry a question. The governor crouched down so he was just inches from Sam’s face, and in a soft, calm voice began to answer.
“How old do I think the earth is?” Mr. Perry said. “You know what? I don’t have any idea. I know it’s pretty old, so it goes back a long, long way. I’m not sure anybody actually knows completely and absolutely how long, how old the earth is.”
“And here your mom was asking about evolution, and you know, it’s a theory that’s out there and it’s got some gas in it,” Mr. Perry continued. “In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools.”
He added: “I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right. Thank you.”
“I asked him how old he thought the earth was,” said Sam, a rising fourth grader, recounting the exchange. “He said he didn’t know.”
“…Evolution, I think, is correct,” Sam said, looking up at his mother.”
Of course a nine-year-old is smarter than the Republican presidential frontrunner.
Except they’re not immigrating to a state, they’re immigrating to the United States of America, which is a collection of 50 states where all citizens and legal residents are allowed to move freely from state to state because it’s all one country. Unless one of the states secede.
Skybarn, don’t give Perry any ide… ohhhhhhh.