MO­TOR TROU­BLE

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Who needs a Repub­li­can to be crit­i­cal of Pres­i­dent Obama’s eco­nomic poli­cies when you’ve got Lib­er­tar­ian Na­tional Com­mit­tee Chair­man William Red­path work­ing the po­lit­i­cal as­sem­bly line?

Mr. Red­path, like oth­ers in Wash­ing­ton, is out­raged in the wake of this week’s bank­ruptcy fil­ing by Gen­eral Motors — a fil­ing that took place only af­ter the on­cemighty auto gi­ant re­ceived $20 bil­lion in tax­pay­ers’ money, with an­other trans­fer of $30 bil­lion wait­ing in the wings.

As the Lib­er­tar­ian charged: “Pres­i­dent Obama has ac­com­plished at least one thing with GM’s bank­ruptcy: a trans­fer of tremendous wealth from GM’s lenders and U.S. tax­pay­ers to the United Auto Work­ers union that sup­ported his elec­tion.” ian shirt, his hair worn none-tooshort.

To my sur­prise, it was Rep. John M. McHugh, now a nineterm New York Repub­li­can and rank­ing mem­ber of the House Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee, who was nom­i­nated by Pres­i­dent Obama last week to be­come sec­re­tary of the Army. prac­ticed by her late grand­mother, for­mer Post Chair­man Katharine Gra­ham.

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