It's a New Year, but here in Washington, it's the old politics as usual. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is blaming President Bush for the recession and the deficit. First of all, the deficit is no big deal. It never was when Democrats presided over it. But second, the recession is going to be short-lived. All of the economic forecasts say 2002 is going to be a good economic year with the stock market rebounding.
Liberals have run out of issues so they play the class warfare game until even they seem bored. They think government taking more of your money is good and that you keeping more of it is bad. President Bush seems onto their schemes. He learned his father's lesson when then-Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell sandbagged Bush 41, blocked his legislative proposals and then blamed the President for not doing anything.
This President Bush is on the right track and should keep what he's doing and campaign for a philosophical majority in Congress in the November election.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.