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The Spendaholics' Offensive

Kibitzer Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 12:55 PM
"Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently took up the refrain, telling Chris Wallace on Fox News, 'It is almost a false argument to say that we have a spending problem.'” Almost a false argument means that it isn't a false argument. I never expected Fancy Nancy to acknowledge that we have a spending problem, but she clearly didn't say we do not have a spending problem.

A primary meme of the Democratic Party in 2013 is that the federal government doesn’t have a spending problem. That is what President Obama reportedly said to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in their January budget negotiations. Acting on that assumption, Obama’s State of the Union address signaled his desire to scuttle the 2011 sequestration deal that appears to be the American people’s last best hope to trim federal spending.

The president’s partisan allies have rushed to take up the cause. Two days after the State of the Union, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) stated, “I want...