Labrador’s Humble Life Without Dishwasher

Idaho Congressman Raul LAbrador spoke to the City Club of Boise Tuesday, centering his speech on the economic woes of the USA. He was actually somewhat conciliatory in tone and refrained from much of the partisan bashing we have all come to expect in politics.

He painted a picture of dire economic consequences if the USA follows the spending policies of the past and then offered a personal glimpse of his childhood past in Puerto Rico.

“My mother was a single mom and I was an only child,” explained Labrador.

She had to work as many as three jobs to put him through private school because the public schools were so bad in P.R. he told the audience adding, “I was seventeen before we had a dishwasher.”

Women looked at each other shaking their heads. Some laughed and whispered they STILL don’t have a dishwasher. One wag asked, “Was the dishwasher electric or human?”

The GUARDIAN can’t interpret Labrador’s intent, but we would advise him to leave the “dishwasher story” out of future public discourses.

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  1. Ah, yes, the ancient and long discredited “hangover” economic theory!

    Never mind that this theory is about as accurate as the Phlogiston theory of fire; it seems to sell in many Idaho corners, where disciples of Rothbard, Hayek and von Mises mindlessly quack off as they have for decades (and in much the same way that the fabulously wealthy Andrew Mellon gave his notorious “advice” to former President Herbert Hoover –,9171,935714,00.html )

    However, if self-described “conservatives” are truly sincere about resolving America’s long term debt, they really should devote a bit of thought to this simple question:

    (Why Don’t the Deficit Hawks Want to Tax Wall Street?)

  2. Jerry, American is on it’s face because both parties have sold it out. Tax on everyone is too much, even the homeless pay some taxes. American will prosper again if government stops putting itself first.

  3. The one and only thing I would like to see in Washington DC from Congress is the people we put into office consider the Economy as job one rather than making Obama a one term President. The ability of our elected officials to do the people’s work has been circumvented by partisan politics. We need to at least have the sense that these people are working to resolve our economic mess. Mitch McConnell and his statements that his first priority is to make Obama a one term president by any means possible is just outlandish.

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