U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford has been hooted, criticized and otherwise reviled for proposing a surtax on millionaires in combination with a balanced budget proposal. Thing's going nowhere. The only question is whether Crawford can enjoy some electoral bounce for a dose of populism.
Hey. Credit Crawford for picking the millionaires' pockets with one hand while preparing a proposal for the government to grab a taste with the other.
CBS reports from undercover that Crawford was among the freshmen Republican showered with cash at a luxury fund-raiser for political whales in Key Largo, Fla. "Access ordinary Americans can only dream of," CBS said. Happy hour carried a $10,000 entry fee. "What do lobbyists get in return," the report asks.