Mitch McConnell spoke eloquently yesterday about his unwillingness to compromise Republican principles (McConnell Eases Talk of Thaw, New York Times, November 5, 2010).
What are these principles?
I had always thought that Budget balancing was a major principle for the party. Why didn't they stand up for those principles during the Bush years when the deficit soared.
As Republicans caused at least half the deficit, shouldn't they be willing to put many of their favorite programs (spending and tax expenditures -- such as not extending the Bush tax cuts to the wealthy)) to the axe in order to bring the budget into balance.
Their pet programs should be reduced to cover at least half the savings.
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