Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tim Griffin trick troubled by typo

Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 6:03 AM

NONSENSE: Tim Griffins legislation.
  • 'NONSENSE': Tim Griffin's legislation.
A little embarrassment for U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin. Presuming he's capable of shame. There's a bad typo in the latest in a long run of empty political trick legislation that would make it ineffective until the unemployment rate hit 94 percent. In other words, without a fix, it's even more meaningless.

A larger problem is the core of the bill itself. Even several Republicans say it's stupid. It would block new federal regulation until employment was at an acceptable level.

Former Republican congressman Sherrod Boehlert recently wrote an op-ed in The Hill criticizing the GOP legislation, writing that "it would be difficult to exaggerate the sweep and destructiveness of the House bill."

And there's Bruce Bartlett, a former Reagan and Bush economist who said, "It's just nonsense. It's made up."

Your 2nd District congressman at work. Nonsense.

Tags: ,

Speaking of Tim Griffin, Arkansas Politics

Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook is gay

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that he is gay. We still live in a world where this will matter to some people.
    • Oct 30, 2014
  • UA's Arkansas Poll shows broad Republican sweep at polls

    The University of Arkansas's Arkansas Poll was released early today and it showed broad Republican preferences among likely voters in major election contests, including Tom Cotton over Mark Pryor for Senate, Asa Hutchinson over Mike Ross for governor and generic Republican preferences in congressional races.
    • Oct 30, 2014
  • More »

Most Shared

  • Koch mailer: We know who you are, we know if you vote

    Still more complaints rolling in — including from Republicans — about the mail campaign of the Koch-brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity to scare people into voting.
  • Pat Hays' NRA membership riles Republicans

    Democratic 2nd District Congress candidate Pat Hays is causing conniption fits among Republicans because a new TV ad shows him with his guns and mentions his long-time membership in the National Rifle Association.
  • Talk is cheap; state government isn't: Preparing for the new GOP order

    The state looks at rising prison and school costs in a world where the theme of Republican political campaigns is reducing government and cutting taxes. Does anybody in that party know arithmetic?
  • Live Review: Nahko and Medicine for the People at Rev Room

    Thursday night, Portland, Oregon’s Nahko and Medicine for the People brought their “musical medicine” to Little Rock’s Revolution Music Room, a fitting venue for the socially-conscious music collective. Their uplifting medley of folk, urban and world music, as well as hypnotizing videos featuring their music have enchanted activist-minded music fans across the world in the relatively short time they have been creating music together.
  • What about the Arkansas ballot issues?

    To give the legislature more power, the people less, a wetter state, longer term limits and a bump in the minimum wage.

Most Viewed

  • UA's Arkansas Poll shows broad Republican sweep at polls

    The University of Arkansas's Arkansas Poll was released early today and it showed broad Republican preferences among likely voters in major election contests, including Tom Cotton over Mark Pryor for Senate, Asa Hutchinson over Mike Ross for governor and generic Republican preferences in congressional races.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2014 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation