The Irony Of Anti-Government Government
Steve Benen over at Political Animal notes some distinct irony in the teabaggers’ protests last week.
This goes beyond that old saw that the Tea Party organizers want people to ‘keep your government hands off my Medicare’, even though Medicare itself began with government hands and is itself a government-run health insurance program (OMG the socialism!).
After noting that some of his constituents had to choose private taxicabs over government-run passenger rail to get to their anti-government rally, Texas Congressman Kevin Brady demanded a government investigation into the failure to adequately anticipate and fund government services for a protest against… government funding of government services.
And now it gets even better: Kevin Brady voted against additional funding for Metro.
In other words, the anti-government congressmen and activists have no one to blame but themselves when government fails to deliver the services they themselves do not want to fund but somehow still expect to get when they might need it.