Taxpayer-funded NPR’s Nina Totenberg (emphasis added)
I want to say one thing about the budget that didn’t get passed, the omnibus bill. You know, we talk a lot about – we just passed this huge tax cut in part because business said, you know, we have to plan, we have to know what kind of tax cuts we have. Well, these agencies, including the Defense Department, don’t know how much money they’ve got and for what. And I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party at the Department of Justice and people actually were really worried about this. These are law enforcement people don’t know exactly what kind of money they can spend for what.
Totenberg says “we”; who does she mean “we”? It was Congress, and unless she’s a member of Congress, she’s not part of the “we”.
Congress, since Nina seems to forgot, still has a Democratic Party majority until the new session starts. Nina’s concern over the DoJ and DoD apparently didn’t move her to press for Congress to have approved a budget earlier this year.
The so-called “huge tax cut” exists only in her addled brain. Ed:
Congress didn’t pass a tax cut. They passed a bill that maintains the current tax rates in the same status they’ve been for seven years. In fact, taxes went up because of the renewed estate tax; it just didn’t go up as much as Democrats wanted. It’s only a tax cut if government feels that they were owed that tax increase and the money it would have taken out of the pockets of citizens above what they have already taken over the last decade.
Which wouldn’t surprise me if Nina believes.
My response to the question, is “Christmas party” such a foul expression that it necessitates an apology? is