August 31, 2010

75% Want Law of Gravity to be Optional

Not bloody likely, 'eh? Neither is the fiction peddled by Paula Brooks, who's running for Congress in Ohio and whose big issue is a call for politicians to cut their pay until the budget is balanced. This goes into the Unlikely Hall of Fame next to the highest improbability of them all: that Congress opts into Social Security and gives up its lavish government pension.

Politics is about the art of the possible and what Brooks is actually doing is betting against a minimal amount of savvy on the part of voters in her district. To actually have Congress cut its salary one would have to elect a new Congress on that promise alone. And since the issue will never be brought up, Brooks gets to engage in silliness.

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