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Republican Congressional Battle Plan Needs Strategic Rework

Steve of CA Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 12:28 PM
"We can't raise taxes enough to get to a balanced budget -- we must cut spending." Both are needed to balance the budget, and considering we are withdrawing from both Iraq and Afghanistan we should be able to cut the Defense budget too.

Last week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed cited the need to use hard and soft politics in governing the city. "We are making hard decisions again and again that allow us to show compassion," the Democrat told a luncheon held by the Atlanta Press Club. "Because you can't help other people if you're broke yourself."

The Republican congressional leadership might consider the use of hard and soft politics.

Currently, they are tagged as playing hard politics (making tough decisions that are not pleasant), while President Obama is practicing soft politics. He wants to overspend today, to be compassionate.