Maiden Speech of a New Senator: Will History Erase Our Debt?

Freshman Senator Mike Johanns (R), a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Nebraska governor elected last November, gave his maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate just now on the topic of President Obama’s controversial stimulus plan.

A choice quote from the speech, as jotted down quickly by me:

It’s as if some thought we could just use a credit card, and history itself would somehow forgive the debt.

Senator Johanns made other good points I was not able to get down, but I wouldn’t be surprised if his office soon posts the text of his remarks on his Senate web page, which can be found here, and, of course, it will appear later in the Congressional Record.

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