January 2, 2013
This morning Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He made some excellent points about what had happened with the so-call fiscal bill and passionately made the case that spending is the real problem to be dealt with. I was so impressed with his points that I went to the “News” section of his website to sign up for his newsletter. And it was there that I found these headlines:
Sen. Toomey Issues Statement On Fiscal Cliff;
Sen. Toomey Heralds $92,000 Grant For Lafayette Ambulance And Rescue Squad;
Sen Toomey Heralds $91,000 Grant for New Haven Hose Company.
I have no doubt that these grants are worthy, but it illustrates how cutting spending is such a dilemma for Congress – and for all of us.