Future Shock: Weekly GOP Spending Cuts

Come January 2011, Democrats may be saying to Barack Obama the same thing Oliver Hardy used to say to Stan Laurel: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten [us] into." 

Why?  Well, Republican Minority Leader John Boehner promises weekly spending cut proposals should the GOP capture the House this November.  For spendthrift Democrats -- that's practically all of them -- Boehner's pledge amounts to a "nice mess."

How will President Obama react to GOP proposals to starve the beast?

As we would expect any Democrat to react: with lots of hooey about how spending cuts will impact the poor, disadvantaged, and just about anyone on the receiving end of government handouts.  The President will try to scare the old, the young, and everyone in-between. 

Doubtless, our goodly leftwing President will flourish his veto pen should legislation cross his desk that threatens to keep hard-earned taxpayer dollars from the grasping hands of core Democratic constituencies.

But let Mr. Obama stamp, steam, and spout off.  Let the President fear-monger.  The people -- a majority, at least -- are in agreement that the Obama spending binge might prove the tipping point that topples the economy into deeper troubles.  Most voters certainly don't want their kids footing the government's bills long after Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama have shuffled off to the liberals' version of the Happy Hunting Grounds. 

Thwarting the will of the people has become something of a Democrat specialty in the past eighteen months.  Senate Democrats who obstruct -- and a President who vetoes -- sensible, methodic reductions in their big spending schemes are simply going to run further afoul of voters. 

As Mr. Obama and blinkered Democrats are witnessing, voters scorned are voters made nemeses.  Blocking GOP efforts to cut spending and get the government's checkbook to balance may spell further doom for Democrats in 2012. 
Come January 2011, Democrats may be saying to Barack Obama the same thing Oliver Hardy used to say to Stan Laurel: "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten [us] into." 

Why?  Well, Republican Minority Leader John Boehner promises weekly spending cut proposals should the GOP capture the House this November.  For spendthrift Democrats -- that's practically all of them -- Boehner's pledge amounts to a "nice mess."

How will President Obama react to GOP proposals to starve the beast?

As we would expect any Democrat to react: with lots of hooey about how spending cuts will impact the poor, disadvantaged, and just about anyone on the receiving end of government handouts.  The President will try to scare the old, the young, and everyone in-between. 

Doubtless, our goodly leftwing President will flourish his veto pen should legislation cross his desk that threatens to keep hard-earned taxpayer dollars from the grasping hands of core Democratic constituencies.

But let Mr. Obama stamp, steam, and spout off.  Let the President fear-monger.  The people -- a majority, at least -- are in agreement that the Obama spending binge might prove the tipping point that topples the economy into deeper troubles.  Most voters certainly don't want their kids footing the government's bills long after Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama have shuffled off to the liberals' version of the Happy Hunting Grounds. 

Thwarting the will of the people has become something of a Democrat specialty in the past eighteen months.  Senate Democrats who obstruct -- and a President who vetoes -- sensible, methodic reductions in their big spending schemes are simply going to run further afoul of voters. 

As Mr. Obama and blinkered Democrats are witnessing, voters scorned are voters made nemeses.  Blocking GOP efforts to cut spending and get the government's checkbook to balance may spell further doom for Democrats in 2012. 

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