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Romney to CNN: Big Bird Will Be Fine

Happy Jake Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:01 PM
I realize Dot has already signed off, but I do want to say something about her PBS v. Pentagon fallacy: "Congress shall have the power... To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years; [and] To provide and maintain a Navy;:" Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution. I challenge anyone to find me the clause that authorizes the Federal Government to involve itself directly in the entertainment industry, the press, or even education. Here's a hint: IT'S NOT THERE! We can argue all day and into the night over how much money the military (which is what Dot, et al. mean by "The Pentagon") spends, and it's a fair debate. ...
Happy Jake Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:07 PM
But the bottom line is, the government is both authorized and RESPONSIBLE for providing a military that can adequately defend this country. PBS is not in the Constitution, therefore it should not get government funds. Neither should healthcare, churches (tax exempt status is a separate issue), Planned Parenthood, unions, or GM. If you took out all the spending that the government puts into agencies and allocations that do not appear in the enumerated powers of Congress in the Constitution, we wouldn't have to fight over money. Taxes would be half what they are now, and there wouldn't be any deficits.
Dat1guy Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 2:17 PM
Even if your numbers aren't exact - I agree with the concept.

Last night, Mitt Romney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Big Bird will be just fine and explained the need to focus on real issue like 23 million people being out of work.