Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cairo on the Hudson?

Should we make it so, in order to induce Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to act on Governor Cuomo's property-tax cap?

Silver, ever the master of evasion, obfuscation and procrastination, now says the tax cap may not be debated until after the budget is passed.

Maybe Egyptian-style protests at the Capitol will persuade him of what the public supports overwhelmingly.

Of course, the formerly mainstream media would never support it.   The popular protests in Cairo at least held out the possibility of a change to an anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-Western regime.   So those protests are good.

But when Americans protest to get the attention of their government, at least when those protests are against Obamacare and government spending, and in favor of limiting taxes ... well.   We have a word for those protests:   uncivil.

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