Rahm’s proposal fails

Mayor Rahm’s proposal to impose tougher penalties for illegal gun possession failed on a surprise procedural move the other day.  The reason?  Rep. Ken Dunkin requested information on how much the proposal would cost taxpayers. REALLY?  When did anyone ever ask that question in Chicago?

Later, lawmakers expressed concerns that increased jail time instead of rehabilitation would not be the best answer for the community. Hmmm.  The police chief said recently that guns are driving the crime in Chicago.  Let’s think about that.  Guns are driving the crime.  That is exactly like saying that cars are driving the drunk driving accidents.  Why don’t they complain about cars?  Why don’t they demand laws to limit car possession?  Because they don’t want us to peek behind the cloud of nonsense they are spouting to look at the real cause.  CRIMINALS.  Now, they don’t think increased punishment is the answer.  Maybe if Rahm had offered to keep the guns locked up longer, it would have passed.

The 5% solution

Well, now the President is saying he’s sorry for misleading people about being able to keep their insurance policies if they want them.  That’s very nice of him.  Of course, he spread that lie all over the airwaves when he was trying to get support to pass the bill.  He’s not stupid.  He knew it was a lie at the time.  He also knew it would only affect 5% of the population.  I’m sure he calculated that 5% is not enough to cost the Dems any elections, so why not lie?  It was expedient.  Of course, what he failed to realize is that he lied to 100%  of the population.  Maybe he’ll get away with it, like always.  I certainly hope not.