Jan 152006

Democrats should put on a well-lighted marquee the fact that the Republican-controlled Congress plans to save $50 billion over five years by cutting food stamps, student loans and by slapping new fees on Medicaid recipients and reducing child support enforcement. So much for compassionate conservativism.

At the same time, the House passed tax cuts totaling $95 billion, sending a clear message that the budget deficits will continue to grow.

The Democrats should learn from the Cowardly Lion’s story in the "The Wizard of Oz." The King of Beasts wanted courage and lamented:

"Life is sad, believe me Missy,
When you’re born to be a sissy
Without the vim and verve."

There’s still time for a courage transplant before the next elections.

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