Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Paul Ryan, Not an Extortionist

We're not knocked over by Paul Ryan's policy prescriptions on immigration.  On the other hand, he does seem to get the idea of subsidiarity, which means he still may think the 9th and 10th Amendments mean something.

For the Establishment Pubbies, however, he has a major flaw: he's not a good extortionist.  That's why one of them will oppose Ryan's bid for Chair/Ways & Means.

Kevin Brady has decided to run against Rep. Paul Ryan in the latter’s bid for chairmanship of the Ways & Means Committee....the role of the Republican chair of Ways & Means is to milk money from lobbyists terrified that the committee is rewriting the whole tax code (which touches on the profitability of every business in America) — and then to distribute that money to other Republicans.  It’s almost as if they’d pretend to rewrite the tax code every few years just to scare more  protection money contributions out of K St., whether the committee actually reformed anything or not....

That's not news to anyone who lives in Flyover Country (about 85% of the USA.)  Whether it's tax-code, environmental, labor, or ObozoCare regs, whether it's Pubbie or Democrat, the principles are the same:  threaten-for-money.

"Nice little business you have there.  It'd be too bad......" is a Mafia line. 

And the Mafia learned from Congress.

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