Did You Know...


It’s the Pork That Binds Us: John Kerry Issues Dire Warning Against Cutting Size of Government

By Doug Powers  •  January 11, 2011 01:50 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

John Kerry has taken the handoff of the “every great idea has required government to succeed” baton from Joe Biden in the third leg of the “Defend Public Sector Bloat at Any Cost” relay and is lumbering for the finish line — and fails to properly credit Al Gore in the process:

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity.

“Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our commerce and communications?” he asked at one point.

Kerry also argued that the government’s bailout of U.S. auto companies was warranted, and said government-funded research programs should be spared.

“[Do they want a] government too small to give America’s auto industry and all its workers a second chance to fight for their survival? Taxes too low to invest in the research that creates jobs and industries and fills the Treasury with the revenue that educates our children, cures disease, and defends our country?” he said in remarks to the Center for American Progress.

“We gave you the Internet and this is the thanks we get over a measly $14 trillion debt and horrible economy?”

If Americans’ taxes are too low, they’ll have more money, and we all know that they can’t be trusted to spend it wisely.

Speaking of taxes, have Thurston and Lovey paid what they owe Massachusetts for the SS Rhode Island yet? How can the government contribute to productivity if Kerry’s holding out on everybody?

Update: Kerry on the same day: Congressional gridlock has left people “somehow bitter.”

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: John Kerry,Pork

This will give John Kerry a long face: Ayatollah Khamenei bans further negotiations with US

October 7, 2015 08:32 PM by Doug Powers


“Deal partner” backs away

Hey look, Obama was right… the 1980’s ARE calling

September 30, 2015 09:10 PM by Doug Powers


Anybody seen the re-set button?

Another day, another ‘Obama administration caught off guard by…’ story

September 29, 2015 10:11 AM by Doug Powers


Didn’t see that one coming… again

Leave it to Obama to turn Iran ‘death to America’ chants into an economics lecture

September 28, 2015 09:25 PM by Doug Powers


“Death to America” is the Iranian job-creation equivalent of Solyndra, according to Obama

Remember when the WH promised nuke deal meant Iran would be ‘straight outta uranium’? Good times (a Sunday open thread)

September 13, 2015 09:54 AM by Doug Powers


Plus: Feminist choir sings Hillary’s praises (step aside, Jesus)

Categories: 2016 Campaign, Barack Obama, Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Iran, John Kerry

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook