Thursday, February 21, 2008
One Last Point About The Democratic Debate and the Crappiness of the Media
One word describes it all: earmarks. The moderators tried to do the whole gotcha thing with earmarks and then tried to get the candidates to contrast their position on earmarks with Sen. McCain. Earmarks represent such a minuscule portion of federal outlays (like $18 billion out of $3 trillion). If you want to make fiscal responsibility a central discussion of the presidential campaign, earmarks are a piss poor way to do so. You need to talk about Health Care (private and public), Iraq, the Defense Budget, and Social Security.