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Senate Democrat: "I Want to Disagree With Those Who Say We Have a Spending Problem"

Incredulous2 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 6:50 AM
I'll agree on the balanced budget Guy. It'd be the green light for higher taxes forever if approved. What's the better alternative? Well, it'd probably take a Constitutional Amendment, but I feel it'd have the best shot at holding spending levels by the gooberment, at levels approaching rationality. (18), YES, that's eighteen percent of GDP is the top, max, ultimate, complete, line-in-the-sand, be-all, end all level that the Fed., Goob., has to spend each and every year. That's it, and it can never be more. Sure could be less, (never happen) but it could never be more than that 18% of GDP.

Hop aboard the Denialism Express, Democrats.  It's a fact-free, reckless thrill ride -- although between the president, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and now outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, space is getting limited.  Harkin, who will retire at the end of this term, used the (somewhat ironic) platform of a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting to inform the public that the US government is not broke and does not have a spending problem: