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Steny Hoyer: We Have a "Paying-For" Problem, Not a Spending Problem

sleroi Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 6:42 PM
The fact: Spending is so out of control it is impossible to balance with revenues. Especially when all of the increased revenue from the fiscal cliff bill has already been spent by the pork included in said bill and an unpaid for Sandy bill ladened with pork. What we need is growth, entitlement reform and spending cuts. The dems policies are killing growth, they live in an entitlement fantasyland, and consider a reduced increase in the baseline as a cut. We don't need balance, we need a reality check.

Democrats want Americans to know that the federal government does not have a spending problem.  President Obama told John Boehner that our long-term fiscal woes can be chalked up to a "healthcare problem," Nancy Pelosi described the issue as a "budget deficit problem," (which is separate and distinct from a spending problem, evidently), and now the number two Democrat in the House is taking a crack at framing his party's fiscal denialism: