Hang Tough, W.!
By John W. Lillpop
President Bush is coming under considerable pressure from his successor and the Democrat leadership in the U.S. Congress to pass out duplicate keys to the U.S. Treasury for use by a variety of special interest groups to whom the Democrat party is indebted.
First and foremost, Democrats want to bail out labor unions who, by negotiating outrageous wage and benefits packages, have all destroyed the Big Three auto makers.
Of course, liberals will argue that it is the auto industry, not the unions, that needs financial help.
Fine, then let us get corrupt, greedy labor leaders off the backs of GM, Ford, and Chrysler, and off the backs of the autoworkers who are the real victims of union malfeasance!
Unfortunately, instead of dealing with the real causes, Majority Leader Harry Reid prefers to shell out billions more in new emergency loans.**
What emergency might be next?
Three mayors—Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Shirley Franklin of Atlanta and Phil Gordon of Phoenix—have requested that funds be sent their way to cover up for mayoral mismanagement in their municipalities.
More: Faced with a $28 billion budget shortfall, Governor Schwarzenegger is also looking to Washington, D.C. for a handout to paper over his failed governance.
Why not just "terminate" the $10 billion that California wastes each and every year on illegal aliens, Arnold? That would at least be a start in the right direction.
Others waiting in line for federal welfare assistance include American Express and General Electric Company.
Where and when will all of this fiscal insanity end?
One can hope that, this time, the bucks will stop at the desk of President George W. Bush, at least until the afternoon of January 20.
As a savvy politician, W. must know that liberals want his finger prints indelibly smeared on each and every bail out dollar surrendered to Detroit and other beggars in waiting.
That way, when things implode even further, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid can point to Crawford, Texas and the erstwhile president as the culprit.
Alternatively, should things go well, count on Democrats to pat themselves on the back for "forcing George W. Bush to act responsibly."
It is, alas, a non-win situation, Mr. President!
Which means that doing what is right is the right thing to do: Just say NO, Mr. President!
Remember, Democrats are on a fool's mission: Let them sink or swim in their own wrong-minded Marxism!
Hang tough, W.!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:00 AM