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When Should Republicans Force the Big Fight on Spending?

Cal29 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 2:59 PM
http://www.cbs19.tv/story/20593317/texas-rep-stockman-threatens-to-impeach-obama-over-gun-control
Cal29 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:01 PM
In a statement released Monday, Stockman said: "The White House's recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic."

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...