The hot and humid weather of the last few days makes it clear that a new season of the year has arrived--but the headlines make it just as clear that almost nothing has changed in our nation's capital.
This week, President Obama asks Congress to spend another $50 billion--$50 billion that can only come from additional deficit spending--to bail out state and local governments.
After spending trillions on predictably failed attempts to bail out the economy, for which we have nothing to show but a river of red ink and an unemployment rate stuck just below ten percent, the last thing our country can afford is to spend billions more on government programs.
To the surprise of no one, nothing has been heard on the most recent attempt to spend our country into prosperity from Congressman Jason Altmire . . . which is just the latest example of his failure to exercise any leadership on the issues facing the country.