When It Rains, It Pours
On Wednesday evening, Governor Scott Walker got into the act of lambasting President Obama for his comments about business owners, (incorrectly) using the Bible to explain that people do things all by themselves and the government only gets in their way:
And then the very next day, of course, Walker asked the federal government for money to help his state:
Walker on Thursday requested a federal disaster designation for 23 counties because of significant damage from the ongoing drought. Under the designation, farmers could apply for emergency loans through the Farm Service Agency.
I think my friend Michael Tofias put it best:
Shouldn’t the farmers help themselves, Governor? I mean, we wouldn’t want to enable President Obama to claim that they didn’t do everything themselves if they get some assistance from the government in the wake of this drought ….
I guess this is just one more example of critics who are absolutely certain that the government is always terrible … right up to that moment when they desperately need government to swoop in and help them out of a bad situation.