A recent Tennessean poll revealed what many had known for some time. Tennesseans are worried about jobs, period. Yes, health reform has been a big topic. Cap and Trade has been a big topic. Financial reform has been a big topic. But these issues are not as important to constituents unemployed and unable to find work. A lost health plan, increasing energy costs though unable to pay current energy bills, and changes to bank regulations on a house account with very little in it, etc. The solution to those issues is contingent on finding and securing a job.
Posts Tagged ‘Spending’
Jim Cooper must think it is October as he is attempting to put on his “Blue Dog” Halloween mask once again. In a recent statement to the media, he announced his support for giving the President a power of “expedited rescission” to supposedly control spending. He lectured “members of Congress” about their inability to control earmarks and excessive spending and told them they need “parental supervision.”
In Rep. Jim Cooper’s editorial in the Tennessean this week, he attempts to explain how we should “Slice Government, Close Loopholes.”
Rep. Cooper, I must say I was surprised by the content of your editorial. You succeed in bashing former President Reagan for raising spending, yet our current spending level is 1.2% higher (based on GDP) today than it was during Reagan’s Presidency, as evidenced by your editorial. You say the key is to find balance in government. This probably sounds great to most of the folks living in the Fifth District. However, I believe you miss the point entirely.