Check out Texas Rep. Kevin Brady’s chart on how much government will grow if Washington’s big spenders get their way on health care. (The chart was too large to paste here, but it’s worth a view.)
Congressional lefties claim the chart is misleading and are attempting to prevent Brady and 20 of his fellow representatives from using public dollars – as congressmen normally do – to mail the chart to their constituents.
But in this day of the Internet, if Iran’s two-bit dictator can’t keep the world from seeing freedom-loving protestors die in Tehran’s streets, then neither can House Speaker Nancy Pelosi keep YOU from finding out about the latest assault on freedom-loving Americans’ liberty.
By the way, it occurred to me while reading a comment included by a congressional aide in Roll Call’s story about the chart flap that Pelosi and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear have more in common than just the political party they hail from (which we care very little about at the Bluegrass Policy Blog anyhow).
The aide said: “I’d like to see the flow chart on how Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi plans on implementing the open and transparent government she keeps promising everyone.”
Whoa! Come to think of it, neither has such a flow chart been produced by Beshear, who made the same exact promise.