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Steny Hoyer: We Have a "Paying-For" Problem, Not a Spending Problem

anonymous1329 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:09 AM
You pay for a tax cut by reducing your spending. If these moron weren't in politics they would be on welfare.
Robert217 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:14 PM
No, they would be in prison. People without connections go to jail for exactly what our "elected representatives" do every day in the name of government. If Bernie Madoff had been a Democrat president , senator or representative he would be hailed as a savior.

Democrats want Americans to know that the federal government does not have a spending problem.  President Obama told John Boehner that our long-term fiscal woes can be chalked up to a "healthcare problem," Nancy Pelosi described the issue as a "budget deficit problem," (which is separate and distinct from a spending problem, evidently), and now the number two Democrat in the House is taking a crack at framing his party's fiscal denialism: