Thursday, April 7, 2011

That's It!?

John BoehnerImage via Wikipedia
The Wall Street Journal reports that Congressional Talks Fail to End Fight on Government Shutdown:
As top aides to Mr. Boehner and Mr. Reid exchanged proposals and counterproposals, Democrats said the talks had remained in the neighborhood of $33 billion in spending reductions though Mr. Boehner sought $40 billion on Tuesday in a new offer that surprised Democrats.
I'm not surprised by the stalemate, but I'm disappointed that the $100 billion that was originally going to be cut was whittled down to $60 billion a few weeks ago only to be trimmed to $40 billion in the latest discussions. What's going on? Where are the fiscal hawks that we thought we elected in 2010?

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