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Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:29 PM
And do not bother telling me we cannot afford it. The re-capitalization, along with funding any ongoing combat operations, can be funded with bonded indebtedness. Certain taxes can be designated/levied for the sole purpose of debt service and eventual retirement. In addition to which I suggest a 15% reduction in Civil Service salaries and entitlement programs in order to so service and retire and to help pay the troops who after all are the more worthy members of our society and Western Civilization in general.

Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wowed the Beltway conservatives last night, which is a little bit like the British cheering a successful evacuation from Dunkirk. The GOP indeed lives to fight another day, and that day will be here quickly as 2014’s candidates are already declaring –Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for the United States Senate in West Virginia and former Governor Michael Rounds for the same in South Dakota.

Which weights the negotiations over the fiscal cliff with a great deal of political as well as economic significance. The parties purport to care about the latter, but they are...