Friday, January 16, 2009

Cantor: Obama's concessions "music" to Republican ears

Yesterday's alternative proposal of tax cuts, notwithstanding, House minority whip Eric Cantor isn't much in the mood to complain with what Obama's put on the table:

"The president-elect has reached out to us as far as advocating putting more money into the pockets of those who spend and invest it, create incentives for long-term investment and job creation. That is music to the ears of House Republicans."

And ladies and gentleman, in Econ 101, we have South Dakota Senator John Thune with us in the classroom today to explain zero-sum games, capitol style.

“I think what makes it hard is that everything that is additive in terms of getting political support among Republicans is probably dilutive in terms of getting Democrats."