Jim Bunning is a Senator from Kentucky. He also is one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, and is a member of the Hall of Fame. And even though Bunning has thrown a couple of no hitters, Baldman believes that his best pitch was thrown last week, when he blocked the a bill that would extend unemployment benefits that will soon run out.
Now I know it sounds heartless and cruel. But if you analyze Bunning's position, how can you be aganist it?
What Bunning is saying is this: Let's extend the benefits. But lets pay for that extension now. Don't put it on the credit card. Don't kick the can down the road. Don't saddle the next generation with this debt.
Bunning wants to use the unspent funds from last year's so-called Stimulus Bill to pay for the extension.
What is wrong with that?
Bunning should be inducted in the Hall of Fame for a second time for perfectly framing the issue: whenever the Congress wants to add new spending, that cash should come from cutting an existing federal program.
Of course, Bunning has been hit with a sh*tstorm of criticism by the liberal media. He has been portrayed as uncaring about the plight of the unemployed.
But no matter what they say about Bunning, in your heart, you know he is right.