October 12, 2008

NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE BUDGET:

What Honeymoon?: The Proposals That Could Bind Obama (David S. Broder, October 12, 2008, Washington Post)

[T]he larger the Democratic majorities, the greater the pressure will be to deliver promptly on the promises Obama has made in the campaign. [...]

A few forward-looking Democrats have begun to focus on what could be the first test for a President Obama with a Congress controlled by his own party: whether to insist on a pay-as-you-go rule for the budget.


When Democrats promptly lost power after winning in '48, '64, '76, and '92 it had nothing to do with budgets. It's cultural.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 12, 2008 8:53 AM
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