Magazine August 2, 2010, Issue

Pro-Business, Not Pro-Businessman

(Roman Genn)
Republicans should make a stand against corporate welfare

On Meet the Press, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs warned that the Republicans might take the House this November: “Do you want to put in, in to the speakership of the House, a guy who thinks that the, the financial calamity is, is tantamount to an ant? The guy who’s the ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Joe Barton, started his congressional testimony of the CEO of BP by apologizing, not to the people in the Gulf, but to the CEO. I think that’s a perfect window, not into what people are thinking, but the way they would

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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