Who cares how much Rep. Paul Ryan spends on a bottle of wine? It’s his own personal money. It’s not money from the budget of the United States... it’s not your money. Why do you think his spending habits should be any of your business?
Likewise, what is this “working class” verbiage? I own my own business. But I generally work 12 hours a day, often seven days a week. Am I in the “working class,” or do you consider me of the “lucky class” and I should be taxed more, to your benefit?
And this “loophole” business? A “loophole” is a deduction allowed by the tax code, like the deduction you all like, the one for mortgage interest. You just like to cite “loopholes” for those that don’t benefit you. I think we should get rid of all “loopholes” ... though I’d like a deduction for all the jobs I create by drinking wine.
In 2006, then-Sen. Obama was against raising the debt ceiling (http://www.verumserum.com/?p=26815). Why is he for it now? Political opportunism?
And the last word game ... with the on-going leftist denigration of American exceptionalism, it would be fitting that NASA be renamed to “Neutered American Superiority Administration.” NASA administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his “foremost” mission as the head of America’s space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world (http://tinyurl.com/33q9tac).