December 13, 2010
Congress is winding down its lame duck session, but not fast enough for me.
The president's proposed "deal" to extend the Bush-era tax rates - not a tax cut - and more unemployment insurance and money for windmills, adds up to spending another $900 billion we don't have. It must be borrowed from the Chinese. Republicans are going along with this charade. They ought to let the Democrats hang themselves with it, vote against it and get a better deal with more Republicans in the new Congress.
The bill to overturn the ban against homosexuals serving openly in the military was defeated in the Senate. The entire scenario involved a phony poll showing that most in the military approved. In fact, most combat soldiers are against it. The military is not a place where liberal social experimenters who have never served get to use it in their effort to restructure society.
We'll see if the new Congress is any better than the old one. We've seen these pledges to do better and to be better before. It never works out that way. Maybe this one will be different but I'm not holding my breath.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.