Watch Dick Armey on Hardball making some pretty astounding remarks to Joan Walsh:
Believe it or not, the most remarkable thing about that segment is not the snotty remarks directed at Walsh at the end, but rather the remarks he made about separating politics from economic policy. A transcript (starting at 52 seconds in):
Armey: The fact of the matter is there are income re-distributionists that think they are going to curry favor with voting blocs in both parties and it’s wrong policy whether it comes from Republicans or Democrats and it makes no sense. Armey’s Axiom- don’t let politics define your economics. Don’t let politics define anything. Politics is silly. Its inane and practitioners of politics are people to take what amusement you can from them but don’t take them seriously.
Why do I say that is the more remarkable portion? Because of this email “action” alert I was forwarded today from a reader:
Stop the Left’s Multi-Billion Dollar Handout to Liberal Allies
We knew it was coming, and it’s finally here.
After weeks and weeks of anticipating when and how the newer, stronger Democrat-led Congress would first strike against our individual liberties and expand the size of our already bloated government, the wait is over and we now know what we are up against.
This week both the House and Senate will be moving a massive $825 billion economic stimulus package full off wasteful spending, and worse still multi-billion dollar handouts to their liberal allies. Specifically, radical Left-wing groups such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) could have access to billions of dollars should this stimulus plan pass.***
Despite all the talk on the Left of bipartisanship and “reaching across the aisle,” fiscally sound approaches to boosting our economy such as tax cuts and tighter spending controls were ignored by the Democrat leadership.
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Dick Armey. Take his word for it- don’t take him seriously.