“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Conservative Class Envy

Recent posts on this blog have discussed how otherwise reliable conservatives are taking exception to the Good Ol' Boys and their various enterprises. As if on cue, Mansel Phillips, another frequent Cranky Old Conservative Guest Columnist to the Globe-Republican, casts his gaze upon the AEDC:

By the way, for those of you who have not been paying attention, the AEDC gets its millions of dollars from your sales tax. One person described it as a "slush fund" for the local movers and shakers.

In pure economic and business terms, the nuclear plant in the "vicinity of Amarillo" would be a non-starter without federal government and city subsidies, also known as "candy."
"Corporate welfare" would be another way to describe it.