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When Should Republicans Force the Big Fight on Spending?

DB07 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:30 AM
Your typical snide, sarcastic drivel, AO. And then you complain when someone calls you names, or condescends to you. Here goes; Oh, right, the Dems are completely blameless, even though they controlled the Congress and the White House for 2 years and accomplished nothing more than the most expensive new entitlement in a generation. And never mind that Congress has been run by Dems most of everyone here's life.

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...