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Will the House Republicans blink on spending cuts?

It’s looking more and more likely.  But it’s still early, and the choice for the GOP is clear:

Congressional Democrats are holding out against substantive spending cuts, confident that they and the liberal mainstream media have so spooked Republicans with fear of “another government shutdown” that the GOP eventually will cave and settle either for minimal cuts or promises of a political fig leaf like a vote on a balanced budget amendment. […]

Congressional Republicans have a choice to make. On the one hand, they can do what many of their leaders expect, which is to continue business as usual on Capitol Hill by agreeing to such a sham. That course will keep the country stumbling toward the fiscal disaster, economic ruin and national humiliation that inevitably result from such political irresponsibility.

But then I read stories about GOP leaders looking to cut deals with Blue Dog Democrats on bogus spending “cuts”, and I feel like pulling my hair out.

Elections have consequences for members of both parties.  If the message of the 2010 midterms wasn’t made clear to establishment Republicans (as well as Democrats), if the Tea Party didn’t give them a political smack upside the head, then I’m not sure what would.

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  1. Kurt
    March 30, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Senate Democrats agreed to the original cuts offered by republicans. Then the Tea Party moved the line.
    Yes, elections have consequences, but politics is about compromise.

    • March 30, 2011 at 10:43 PM

      The House GOP should be listening to its caucus. Not kowtowing to Democrats to pass bogus cuts. Shame on the House leadership for that.

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