I’m imagining a clever video where an actress portraying Nancy Pelosi goes in to see her psychiatrist, complaining about the trials and tribulations of being the legislative leader of the majority party in Washington. She would say that while she felt elated after her party’s electoral victories, winning back in the majority in 2006 and increasing it two years later, she now finds herself becoming increasingly testy, lashing out at friends and enemies alike. She just can’t contain her rage against Republicans.
She had assumed victory would have exorcized her animus, but instead it’s increased it. So, the good shrink, stroking his beard, asks her in a thick German accent to do a word association test to help get at the issues tormenting her. He’ll say a word or expression and ask her to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. And for each problem he identifies, Pelosi would reply “tax,” “government program” or “spend.”
Like the Queen in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland who had one way of “settling all difficulties, great or small,” Democrats have one way of addressing all problems: increase government spending. In panic over rising unemployment, with 64 percent naming jobs as one of the “one or two most important problems facing the country,” the president hastily arrange a jobs summit at the White House. Meanwhile, his fellow Democrats in Congress “hope to move early next year” a news jobs bill which when all it costs are tallied up “runs to nearly $300 billion” (H/t: Gateway Pundit).
Why don’t they just considering cutting some government regulations and laying off the federal employees who enforce them? The short term loss in government jobs will yield a long-term gain in private sector employment while decreasing the cost of the federal government (albeit slightly in the grand scheme of things).
But, that wouldn’t involve an expenditure of taxpayers’ money which Democrats seek to spend much like an addict looking for a fix.