“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” – George Washington
Conservative Talk: What did they say?
Debra J. Saunders | When It Comes to Earmarks in DC, It’s ‘E Pluribus Oink’
When he ran for president, then-Sen. Barack Obama argued that earmarks account for a mere “0.5 percent of the total federal budget,” so eliminating earmarks would not solve the problem.
With that attitude, they ought to put up a new Welcome to Washington sign that reads: Prodigo ergo prodigo. I spend, therefore I keep spending.
Dick Morris | The Coming Deficit War
We predict Republicans will takeover of both Houses of Congress. The question is: Once they achieve power, what will they do with it?
Clearly the dominant issue for the new Congress in 2011 will be how to bring down the deficit. Democrats will, of course favor tax increases, and Republicans will resist them. But drowning out the partisan rhetoric will be the editorial drumbeat from the economic and journalistic establishments that will call for compromise, splitting the difference between the two.