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When Should Republicans Force the Big Fight on Spending?

natch Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:22 PM
I say we should cut the crapola and shoot the hostage. Neither party wants the sequester which is the prime reason we should have it. Byron York has a good article here on TH this am that addresses the cuts in Defense spending. Cato has plans on how to fix the budget. Continuing with these political games is insane.

The simplistic, if understandable, answer to that question for many conservatives is right now.  The national debt has surpassed our GDP, we're borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend, and our unpaid-for federal obligations already exceed $80 trillion.  We're in dire straits; there's no escaping that.  But there's also no escaping certain political realities: The public isn't feeling especially charitable toward Congressional Republicans these days, Democrats control 55 Senate seats, and this president will occupy the Oval Office for the next four years.  If the GOP is seeking to apply pressure on the Left to improve our...