October 23, 2009

BUT A 1992 WHERE THE GOP ISN'T ON DEFENSE:

A deficit revolt in the Senate (David S. Broder, October 23, 2009, Washington Post)

It is never fun for the party in power, but this year will be harder than ever on the Democrats. The final accounting on the just-ended fiscal year, delivered last week, showed a record deficit of $1.4 trillion, a gap that is the largest since the end of World War II when measured against the size of the overall economy.

The Republicans are poised to pounce. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell accused the Democrats of "acting like a teenager on a spending spree with his parent's credit card with no regard to who pays the bill." [...]

"People understand that we're stealing from future generations," Bayh said. "We're setting the stage for another Perot moment," referring to the 1992 campaign, when independent candidate Ross Perot received 19 percent of the popular vote, making it impossible for incumbent George H.W. Bush to win a second term.


Governors Daniels, Barbour, Jindal & Pawlenty should be banging the debt/spending reduction drum relentlessly.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 23, 2009 3:13 PM
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