House Refuses To Authorize Libyan War, Then Refuses To Defund Libyan War

That’s the headline on an article by Doug Mataconis yesterday. The House of Representatives voted yesterday not to authorize the use of the U.S. military in Libya and then, an hour later, voted to keep paying for it.

My Congressman, Sam Farr, fresh back from the vote, was on a flight I took last night from San Francisco to Monterey. We exchanged pleasantries. Had I known his vote–No to authorizing the use of the military and Yes to cutting off funds–I would have thanked him.

How does this relate to economics? Hint: Look at the category I filed it under.

HT to John Fast.