Friday, March 17, 2006

Shoveling Snow's Shit In DC

Someone shut U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow up already.
On the heels of yesterday's vote in the U.S. Senate to raise the federal debt limit by another $781 Billion, John Snow (who last week was accused by fiscal conservatives in Congress for under reporting the federal deficit by a few hundred billion dollars) released a statement applauding Congress for "protecting the full faith and credit of the United States" (Washington Post 3/17/06).
Does Snow really see what the Senate did as an achievement of a proud fiscal milestone? Need we remind Snow that - with this vote - his boss - President Bush - has achieved a milestone of his own - holding the distinction of having raised the debt limit more than all previous 42 U.S. Presidents combined.