Friday, June 10, 2011

All the news that fits our politics

There are those who read The Onion to get a laugh out of current events. I read The New York Times. What could be funnier than today's front page online?

Companies Spend on Equipment, Not Workers
By CATHERINE RAMPELL
As the economy recovers, companies’ capital spending is growing faster than their spending on employees, encouraged by tax breaks and falling prices for equipment.
Right! Has nothing to do with Obamacare mandates and fear of higher taxes, of course. The obvious solution: eliminate those tax breaks!
Brash Style Alienates Congressman From Peers
By DAVID W. CHEN and RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
In the fallout of a scandal, Representative Anthony D. Weiner tried to go back to work as usual, even as he faces pressure from colleagues on both sides of the aisle to resign.
Right! It's all about his being brash, isn't it? Nobody is alienated by the fact that a) he's a creep, b) he doesn't have sense enough to control his Twitter, and c) his name is irresistibly funny. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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