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When Should Republicans Force the Big Fight on Spending?

Nik L Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:50 AM
“When Should Republicans Force the Big Fight on Spending?” In 2005, when they controlled the WH and both houses of Congress, and had the power to implement structural changes that could have prevented the catastrophe that looms today. Instead, they went on a spending/earmarks/new-entitlements spree – like sailors who just got paid at the end of a long deployment (which, since they spend their own money, is an insult to sailors, but the comparison is well understood). Now, their (and our) backs are against the wall, and they are too clueless to resist and too gutless to attack.
Michael3116 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:02 PM
Instead the dolts of 2005 went on a spending binge like sailors with 3 day passes in Bangkok. The problem as I see it with both parties is they have forgotten what their jobs and are questing for power instead of governing with the least possible impact on the day to day lives of the citizens. They should be our representatives not large corporations or unions or China or any other non-human or non-US entity. Instead we have a congress supposedly run by Republicans who have approved borrowing trillions of dollars from China and just about anybody else willing to lend us a buck. The Democrats in the drivers seat are also approving those loans and spending that money.
D G Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:54 AM
Your comments are false.

Why not try to be truthful?
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:53 AM
The situation we are in now is not about "defaulting" on debt service to previous spending. You seem to be a bit confused about this.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:54 AM
The issue now is about curtailing FUTURE spending------incremental spending----something you nor Obama seem to want to focus on. FACT.

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...