"Generational Theft"

That's what House minority leader John Boehner is now calling the House-Senate stimulus proposals. Mr. Boehner blogged these comments on a website that's so new you can't even Google it -- AmericaSpeakOn.org. You're going to hear Boehner's phrase a lot this week from Republicans.  The basic argument is that Democrats are trying to spending and borrow their way to prosperity, which is true in a technical sense but debatable and provocative politically.

An esoteric Question: did Boehner actually write his post himself? Or did a staffer write it and get his approval? Did the staffer get his approval? How often, in Washington, do staffers write blog posts for principals and then convince the press or whomever that the principals themselves deserve credit as the authors? Isn't ghostwriting less acceptable in the blog world? 

AmericaSpeakOn appears to be a new conservative 501(c)4 group..... more on them tomorrow.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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