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When Should Republicans Force the Big Fight on Spending?

Bear Trax Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:26 PM
The republicans better try the backbone act sooner or later. We've already seen a nobody beat their last two pressidential candidates, McCain and Romney because neither had the fight in them to relate to the avarage american. If the 'elite' republicans actually knew the fight we have to go through every day to keep a roof over our head and food on the table, they'd know just how eager we are to fight for our right to keep a little of what we earn, and keep it out of the hands of Obama and the white house czars.

The simplistic, if understandable, answer to that question for many conservatives is right now.  The national debt has surpassed our GDP, we're borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend, and our unpaid-for federal obligations already exceed $80 trillion.  We're in dire straits; there's no escaping that.  But there's also no escaping certain political realities: The public isn't feeling especially charitable toward Congressional Republicans these days, Democrats control 55 Senate seats, and this president will occupy the Oval Office for the next four years.  If the GOP is seeking to apply pressure on the Left to improve our...