Friday, March 17, 2006

The Liberal GOP

Someone want to try and explain what exactly is "conservative" about these provisions? I kid because I can. Actually I'm being a bit unfair; the debt ceiling actually needed to be raised to avoid a default and subsequent government shut-down. That said, however, one has to wonder why we've had to raise the debt ceiling every year since 2002, especially when the fiscally restrained GOP has controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. I think Arlen Specter (R-Pa) said it best when he said "[t]he Republican Party is now principally moderate, if not liberal!" Have no fear, conservatives, the line-item veto will solve all your spending problems. Didn’t you hear, George W. Bush, the budget hawk, pervasive user of the veto pen, he’s coming to the rescue.


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