House Republicans Have Their Braveheart Moment

Posted by | December 19, 2011 15:03 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

Nope, it’s not standing up the president using indefinite detention on terrorist suspects.  Not fighting to confiscate the profits of Wall Street for the common people.  Those analogies might actually make a bit of sense.  Instead:

A member of the House Tea Party caucus said Republicans are rallying behind Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in the payroll tax cut standoff, calling him “William Wallace” in their “‘Braveheart’ moment.”

My head is exploding with the satirical possibilities.  Sometimes it is impossible to improve on what these folks say themselves, however.

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Copyright 2011 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.

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