Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Not Yours to Give: Senators vow to help tornado victims

According to this headline (the story doesn't actually quote the senators saying what the title suggests) in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Senators Corker and Alexander vow to help the recent tornado victims in middle Tennessee. I think that is wonderful. Two senators are going to personally help the victims.

Unless they mean they are going to get the taxpayers to help and they are simply trying to take credit for it. Maybe the headline should read, "Senators vow to go beyond their Constitutional authority and use taxpayer money to help tornado victims."

I suggest Senators Corker and Alexander read this story about another Tennessee lawmaker who learned a good lesson about the limits placed on the federal government by the Constitution.

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