Saturday, January 08, 2011

The Chestnut Tree Cafe Answers Your Questions

Mr. Patrick J. Buchanan, who sometimes talks a good game but is a warmongering GOP elephant at heart, is perplexed. He has questions:
As for cutting defense, if House Republicans have the kidney for that, they will have to overcome resistance from their own neocons, hawks and lobbyists for the military-industrial complex who are former Republican members of Congress.

Will farm-belt Republicans go along with cuts in agricultural subsidies? Will bricks-and-mortar boys go along with cuts in a federal highway program that is the legacy of GOP Rep. Bud Shuster of Pennsylvania?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, who help finance the party, have programs inside that $3.5 trillion federal budget they wish to see protected. Will a Republican House, most of whose senior members have supped at their tables, bite the hand that holds the big envelopes?
Fortunately, we can answer his questions.

Dear Mr. Buchanan,


Best regards,

--- The Chestnut Tree Cafe editorial staff


akaGaGa said...

LOL! I believe this is your most succinct post ever.

Phil Marx said...

Thanks. I can now turn off the TV and cancel my paper for the next two years.

But if real change actually does occur, I'm holding you (and your staff) responsible for my ignorance.