Sunday, November 21, 2010

A huge number of Afghans have no idea why the U.S. is in Afghanistan

Well, we have something in common, I guess.

Except these guys aren't using "no idea" as a figure of speech. They really have no idea. Ninety-two percent of males in the Kandahar and Helmand provinces have never even heard of the 9/11 attacks.

I've always wondered about that. It's not like they get CNN. A lot of them probably don't have electricity.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Don't expect miracles, people.

Or even any real spending cuts. Don't let the last two years make you forget the way things were going before.

Let's get specific with the cuts, starting with military spending overseas. Cutting about 30,000 pages of regulations out of the Federal Register would reduce the burden of government without cutting any services. Then we can move on to cutting services.

This isn't the time for vague calls to cut discretionary non-defense spending. Let's institute specific, large cuts across the board. 

The single biggest thing Congress can do is refuse to raise the debt ceiling. It will hurt, but it has to be done. Rand Paul might do it by himself, if necessary.