(1) Okay, so this first one isn’t really a rant. I just think this story from the Onion is hysterical:
Reaganomics Finally Trickles Down To Area Man
“Back when Reagan was in charge, I didn’t think much of him,” Kellener, 57, said, holding up two five-dollar bills nearly three decades in the making. “But who would have thought that in 2007 I’d have this extra $10 in my pocket? He may not have lived to see it, but I’m sure President Reagan is up in heaven smiling down on me right now.”
Leading economists say Kellener’s unexpected windfall provides the first irrefutable proof of the effectiveness of Reagan’s so-called supply-side economics, and shows that the former president had “incredible, far-reaching foresight.”
“When the tax burden on the upper income brackets is lifted, the rich and not-rich alike all benefit,” said Arthur Laffer, who was a former member of Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board. “Eventually.”
Chris Dodd has put together an impressive list of accomplishments and issue positions during the past year. Here are some of them:
*Promised to get all troops out of Iraq by 2013, something Clinton, Obama and Edwards did not do.
*Took leadership roles during the Iraq supplemental fight, and now during the FISA fight.
*Has also taken leadership on Habeas Corpus.
*Supports a carbon tax instead of a cap and trade policy, something Al Gore has praised Dodd for in the past.
*Always says the right thing, whether it is on Iraq, supporting the netroots or, well, seemingly anything.
Hey, if I can’t vote for Obama or Edwards (which was my original inclination), that basically leaves me Dodd and Clinton. Voting for either probably won’t make much of a difference on the outcome of the race, so I might as well go with the guy who most reflects my values. That, or I could cross over and vote for this guy.