Much media coverage is being given to Chicago's New Republicans, TV news clips on their trendy-bar fundraisers; radio bits at swank house parties. Tonight's bit talked about the loft where the party was held, the fussball table pushed aside, the surfeit of wine.
These are people in their 20's who rattle off the mantra of small government, low taxes, free market. I would like to ask them the following questions:
Where did you go to college?
Who paid the bill?
Where did your credit-card and cell phone bills go while you were at college? Where do they go now?
How did you come up with the down payment on your tony West Loop loft condo?
Do you have a car? Who bought it? Who pays for the insurance?
It always amazes me how people who've had handouts their whole lives love to preach personal responsibility.