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Washington's List of Villains

Recorded on March 6, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

It's time to start the villain of the day club.

Since ancient times, political leaders have picked scapegoats. Today, leaders in Washington often want to shift blame to others, such as:

*    Bankers

*    The richest one percent

*    Insurance companies

*    Oil and gas companies

*    Wall Street fat cats

*    Polluters

*    Big business

*    The Founding Fathers for limiting the powers of government

*    Mortgage lenders for loaning people too much money

*    Church leaders who speak out when government runs roughshod over their beliefs

*    Finally, the Tea Party and everyone else who believes government is too big and spends too much. That is such a hateful idea.

These are some of the villains singled out for blame from Washington politicians. Maybe it's time for politicians who point fingers to look in the mirror instead.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.