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Monday, July 21, 2003

Hastert's Economics

Dennis Hastert's appearance on Meet the Press was poor on Sunday. Not only did he claim we'd found "tons" of uranium in Iraq, he gave this inarticulate response on the budget:

"MR. RUSSERT: ...looking at the high cost of occupation in Iraq and the needs we have in this country, would it not have been better to have smaller tax cuts in order to keep down the deficits and fulfill the obligations we have with terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan and so forth?
REP. HASTERT: Well, you know, if you’ve got a hot horse and he’s asked to go out and do work for you, and you don’t have a lot of oats and you only feed him a half a pound of oats a day, he doesn’t do very much work. To get that horse to work, you’ve got to feed him enough. And the tax cuts have to be adequate enough so this economy will work. And basically, that economic growth bill was targeted, it was focused, to get people’s confidence up and them consuming, focused to get people to invest again—and that’s what is happening—and focused to get businesses to create jobs. And, you know, that’s where the focus is. It’s going to take some time to work, but you have to solve the problem before you have a result."

Hastert is such a stooge. It is amazing he is speaker.