Skip to comments.Democrats Plan to Break Their Deficit Discipline Promise Again
Posted on 05/06/2008 9:39:35 AM PDT by AT7Saluki
(WASHINGTON) - Democrats are finding more excuses to ignore the promise they made when they took over Congress that they wouldn't pass laws increasing the budget deficit.
Now they're willing to do it again for a $13 billion extension of unemployment aid and a doubling of education benefits for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. They've already swelled the deficit by $200 billion since December with tax relief for the middle class and rebates for nearly everyone.
In a federal budget exceeding $3 trillion -- and with President Bush requesting almost $200 billion this year for the two wars -- their latest transgressions may seem modest. Democrats say a six-month extension of jobless benefits will stimulate the moribund economy and they characterize the new college aid for veterans as a war-related cost.
But they come on the heels of tossing out their fiscal responsibility rules ...
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Notice they release this on a day when the media’s attention is focused ELSEWHERE?
Sadly, the Republicans are not really well positioned to beat the Democrats up on this.
Ironic that the federal government has expanded so much that the chronically unemployed are on the same level as veterans.
Have you ever noticed that the Democrats’ promises last about as long as Hollywood wedding vows? And the news media will treat their infidelity in the same manner: with a shrug.