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When Should Republicans Force the Big Fight on Spending?

coveyrise Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:00 AM
I don't think Boehner is the real problem. It's both Republican and Democrats in both houses that don't want to cut spending the goes to their State or District because that's how they get re-elected. This is why spending in out of control now.
The Sloandog Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:06 AM
Boehner? Please read my post again and pay attention when you get to "they".

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...