The Republican’s utter lack of credibility on the deficit is rivaled only by their ability to shamelessly demagogue government spending now.
In today’s Finance Committee debate, here’s Orrin Hatch:
“This bill is laying — we are giving washington a new check book.”
And Big John Cornyn:
“First, this proposal would increase government spending, at 1.6 trillion over 10 years, according to one analysis. The $856 billion price tag as we know doesn’t tell the whole story.”
I half-expected them to follow these remarks with: “And you better not torture detainees, neither!”