It seems certain Democrats from affluent districts are actually representing their constituents. Their constituents, it turns out, aren't happy with the Democratic tax plans (i.e. raising them). The Obama administration is facing growing resistance to their agenda in Democratic quarters. The White House response? The Wall Street Journal reports:
The White House defends its approach. 'The bottom line is that I think the president believes that the richest 1% of this country has had a pretty good run of it for many, many, many years," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. ("Democrats New Worry: Own Rich Districts," WSJ, Monday, July 20, page one)
That sounds like economic policy based on revenge. Anyone been to an economics class?
"New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is calling on former residents displaced by Hurrican Katrina in 2005 to claim their old city addresses in next year's census, drawing criticism for trying to circumvent rules for winning federal funds...There's one problem: The mayor's plan is illegal, according to the Census Bureau. Federal law requires the Census Bureau to count all U.S. residents where they reside as of April 1, 2010, when the nationwide tally will begin." ("New Orleans Wants Ex-Residents Counted," WSJ, Monday, July 20, A5)
Why not lie for a good cause, right? Or maybe if you left your heart in New Orleans, it isn't really lying?