Clichés, Levees and Federal Funds

As Washington debates Medicare, taxes, deficits and the future of the budget, it’s become a cliché to say that Americans like big government but don’t like to pay for it.  Most clichés are true. And as the swollen Mississippi River barrels south toward New Orleans, you can see a stark example of that in the city’s flood protection.

Memphis Blues: Tourists Spooked By Images of Floods

Memphis, Tennessee

The White House announced today that President Obama will travel to Memphis on Monday to deliver the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School. What would Elvis most like from the President right now? “We would love the President to visit the White House of Rock and Roll,” says Kevin Kerns, a …

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