The candidate was outraged – just outraged – at the country’s sorry fiscal state.
“We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet,” he fumed to a roomful of voters. “In my view, we have nothing to show for it.”
And that was a Democrat, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, who voted “yes” on the stimulus, the health-care overhaul, increased education funding and other costly bills Congress approved under his party’s control.
Faced with a potential wipeout in November’s midterm elections, candidates such as Bennet are embracing budget cuts with the enthusiasm of Reagan Republicans.
So says an article in the New York Times owned Washington Shaft… errr.. sorry, the Washington Post. 
One thing that the article never suggests however, is the culpability of these selfsame Democrats for getting us into this position in the first place. That it was in fact liberal policies of tax and spend that got us into this mess. Indeed, the article then goes on to suggest that cutting taxes is not the way to go. in essence, The Post defends the policies of tax and spend. given their Liberal innings of the past, they should surprise absolutely nobody:
Some Democrats are looking to the debate over taxes to show voters they are serious about their conversion to fiscal restraint. President George W. Bush’s tax cuts, enacted in 2001 and 2003, are scheduled to expire this year. President Obama has called for extending the cuts for all but the wealthiest taxpayers, with the additional $700 billion in revenue going to deficit reduction.
Republicans support a permanent extension of the tax cuts. The National Republican Senatorial Committee begins its daily digest of campaign news with a countdown to Dec. 31, the day “the Democrats slam voters with the largest tax hike in American history.”
But extending all the cuts would increase the deficit by $3.9 trillion over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
That figure by the CBO and does not take into account the increased revenue that occurs during economic growth. Supply side works. Reagan proved that . The WaPo will never admit it, nor will Democrats… but I repeat myself.
It also assumes that revenue as a percentage basis will remain constant during periods of high taxation. Of course, you wouldn’t expect to see the Washington Post admit anything of the sort. After all, one might actually get the idea that cutting taxes cutting spending and getting government out of the business of damn near everything is the only actual solution to the problem.
It’s time for the Democrats to admit that they and their policies are the proximate cause of our current problem. Yes, I know it’ll never happen.
Of course, recent polling suggests that this is something that the American voting public has already determined, which is precisely why the Democrats are scrambling to get off this sinking ship at least in terms of being identified with the policies they voted for and supported… policies which are thye direct cause of our current dilemma.
I suggest that for all but a paltry few of American voters this Democrat feint toward “austerity” budgets, won’t change any minds about voting Democrats out in November, and for that matter in November of 2012. Democrats are busy saying what they think Americans want to hear, but the fact that they haven’t admitted their culpability in getting us in this position with their policies, should be a clue that they’re going to latest right back down the same path once the current emergency has passed. No, I’m not talking about the fiscal emergency passing, I’m talking about an emergency of far greater importance to Democrats; the next couple of elections . The American people know full well assuming Democrats are not removed from power, that as soon as the election’s over the talk of austerity budgets will cease and we will see more of the same. Tax and spend, tax and spend. Or more recently, Obama’s plan of spend then tax.
What economic recovery?