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Republican Congressional Battle Plan Needs Strategic Rework

Jim4595 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 3:04 PM
The president and most other Washington politicians are speaking doublespeak when they use numbers. The president has signed into law $1.4 trillion in spending cuts? It's essentially smoke and mirrors, they propose to spend $5 trillion, and the president proposes spending $3.6 trillion. So that's $1.4 trillion in cuts, right? Not right. It's still spending more than we spent the previous year, so it's still deficit spending. This is how disingenuous all our public officials are becoming.

Last week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed cited the need to use hard and soft politics in governing the city. "We are making hard decisions again and again that allow us to show compassion," the Democrat told a luncheon held by the Atlanta Press Club. "Because you can't help other people if you're broke yourself."

The Republican congressional leadership might consider the use of hard and soft politics.

Currently, they are tagged as playing hard politics (making tough decisions that are not pleasant), while President Obama is practicing soft politics. He wants to overspend today, to be compassionate.