Now and then prominent Republicans will have public financial troubles. When these reach the newspapers, the intrepid scribes that construct the stories invariably setup ironies by noting the Republicans in question are known to be ‘fiscal conservatives.’
And this is a bit of an insipid game. Recently in Minnesota the state Republican party was in arrears on rent for their state headquarters, and also had a rolling operational debt of some significance. That’s not flattering, obviously, but the suggestion of the typical ironic article lead – that the state Republicans are ‘fiscal conservatives’ – is supposed to imply that the Republicans are hypocrites. It follows then, if you are attuned to the joke, that their overall message of low taxes and governmental spending is invalid.
I don’t see how there’s a logical path to get you there. As I say, insipid. However, there is this example in the last few days.
Too-shay, article writer guy. You have harpooned some irony. Under the circumstances, I don’t see how you can be Nienow and have any credibility as a ‘fiscal conservative’.
It’s a short newspaper story, but there are some nuggets therein that are kind of incredible. By which I mean, not credible and rather fantastical. And by fantastical, I would take the ‘fan’ part from ‘fantasy’.
I’m just spitballing here. Not saying, just saying. But note:
The business that got the loan, now in default, ostensibly ‘helps parents select a camp’. Um, ooookay. This is a job? This is a white collar professional service business?
Maybe that answers itself, eh. Whatever this business is, it doesn’t generate revenue in an amount to pay the monthly payment on the $600k SBA loan. Which was like $7k a month. I’m thinking if it did generate $7k a month, you wouldn’t take out an SBA loan at all. You’d just live on your $7k a month.
There are several more inferences you can speculate about given the fantastical details here, but I’ll limit myself to what I’ve already puzzled about. Suffice it to say, a Republican who has used an SBA loan this awkwardly is not credible enough to be a leader within the state GOP.