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Baby Budget Hawks of the GOP

para_dimz Wrote: May 27, 2012 8:20 AM
I respectfully disagree. When there is an impass between the two chambers why is it automatic that the Democrats win? Why isn't the House with its power of originating all spending bills, the trump card. When take it or leave it is always the Democrat trump card that wins, I believe the fix is in. The House proposed a budget. The Senate did not counter with one of their own. They just go negative and issue their ultimatum and win every time. That is a game without a rule so an automatic surrender by House Republicans is a choice not a requirement. Accepting the accusarion that House Republicans will be to blame for shutting down government is also a game without a rule making it another choice to shoulder any blame for shutting down gover

The conventional wisdom, pushed for very different reasons by both Republicans and Democrats, is that Republicans in Congress, controlled by radical tea-partiers, have been slashing government spending. Thus it becomes a little hard to understand how, in the few short months since last year’s debt-ceiling deal, the federal debt has increased by more than $1.5 trillion, roughly $13,000 per household. If Republicans are such great budget cutters, how come we continue to spend more, run more deficits, and accumulate more debt?

The latest evidence suggests that it is because, contrary to conventional wisdom, Republicans still aren’t such radical budget hawks...

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