Neither Congress nor the White House has proved itself capable of reaching a decision on how to begin trimming the $16.5 trillion national debt with which these two institutions have saddled the American taxpayers. They even have been unable to come up with a reasonable measure to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” they themselves constructed months ago. Yet, when it comes to expanding the power of the government to spy on American citizens without warrants, both the House and the Senate last week fairly tripped over themselves in a rush to pass legislation doing just that; with President Obama almost gleefully...
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It's unanimity of this sort on all the issues that are most important to me that keeps me from voting for either party. I'm sorry, a disagreement about raising a marginal tax rate 3 percent on 2 percent of the population is not real diversity of opinion, it actually underlines how nearly identical the party positions are.
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