Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Here Kitty, Kitty . . .

Now a bit of politics. Alan Greenspan appeared before Congress and said, among other things, the following, as reported by The New Tork Times (AP Story):

In response to questions, Greenspan said he believed the Bush tax cuts were well-timed to help the economy rebound from the last recession. But he agreed that there were other things the government could have done that might have provided an even bigger boost to growth.

Greenspan, as he has in the past, urged Congress to reinstate budget rules that were in effect through much of the 1990s that required any tax cuts or increases in benefit programs such as Social Security to be paid for either by tax hikes or spending cuts in other areas.

Greenspan warned that Congress must act with more urgency to address the country's long-term deficit problems before the retirement of the baby boom generation at the end of this decade.

In the meantime, Kitty Kelly tells us about the Bushes and W's coke snorting days -not only before 1974 - but at Camp David while Poppy was President. Democrats should present a constitutional amendment to preclude anyone who has ever used cocaine from being president, and take it to a vote or use a refusal to do so for the campaign.