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A great post by Robert B. Bluey (Human Events) today underscores the near-complete policy bankruptcy of Congress today.Ã‚Â Bluey writes:
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shocking but true: The House Republican Theme Team, led by Rep. Jack Kingston (R.-Ga.), is handing out its Ronald Reagan Award to members of Congress Ã¢â‚¬Å“for their work in promoting the Medicare Prescription Drug program.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Yes, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s right, the Ronald Reagan Award is being used to congratulate members who promote the biggest expansion of Medicare since LBJ created the entitlement program in the 1960s.
Said one House Republican aide: Ã¢â‚¬Å“If Republicans wonder why their poll numbers are in the cellar with their base, this is why. Giving awards for promoting the biggest new entitlement since the Great Society and naming those awards after the father of limited government shows the Republican base they just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get it.Ã¢â‚¬Â