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Questions the GOP Must Explain

matt2sea Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:21 PM
I'm pretty sure people remember that Republicans don't seem to care one bit about the deficit when they are in power. The last time they were in charge they took us from a surplus to deficit with pork spending, trillions of dollars worth of unfunded wars , perscription benefits and tax cuts. Wasn't it the VP who told us deficits don't matter?
NullifyNow Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:13 PM
Are you stupid? The bulk if the debt is Democrat socialist programs. If they were not in the budget there would be no spending problem .
Jon Russo Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:32 PM
Conservatives stayed home and Democrats took the House. Deficits always matter to me.

Paul Ryan is, of course, right -- spending is unsustainable and the USA is on an economic collision course unless some serious changes are made.  But if the GOP wants the public to understand what's at stake, they need to do better at explaining the problem than press releases like this

WASHINGTON—Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its Budget and Economic Outlook, which projected an $845 billion deficit for fiscal year 2013. In response, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued the following statement:

“The CBO’s report is yet another warning that we need to get spending...