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March 12, 2011

Cutting Spree!

Our local newspaper ran a story recently with the headline Republicans go on spending-cut spree.
"In a rare, freewheeling marathon of spending cuts, GOP leaders in the House threw open the doors to the federal budget, and lawmakers careened from debates on fighter jet engines to wild horses as they tried to bore through an expanding mound of amendments that had grown to 600 so far." Freewheeling, throwing open doors, careening, boring through mounds -- call me crazy, but I get the distinct feeling the reporter doesn't approve of cutting the federal budget. The language makes the GOP lawmakers sound like a bunch of drunks at a  frat party. (Bias? What bias? We don't see any bias.)  Because as we all know, that's what out-of-control people do:  reduce their debts. Once they come to their senses, they go back to spending money they don't have. -- Tom Naughton

Posted by Vanderleun at March 12, 2011 2:48 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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If wildly cutting spending is what Republicans do when their drunk, then I would be in favor of hiring barmaids to help them during sessions.

Posted by: Grizzly at March 12, 2011 3:55 PM

Haven't you heard? It's an attack on the black middle class. Apparently.

Posted by: RedCarolina at March 12, 2011 5:08 PM

I've heard of spending like a drunken sailor but I've never heard of saving like a drunken sailor. This is a first.

Posted by: Ray at March 13, 2011 11:33 AM

then I would be in favor of hiring barmaids to help them during sessions

As someone who once smuggled an entire bar full of booze into a House chamber for an unauthorized party, I would be pleased to make the arrangements. I had also hired comely barmaids for the occasion. Just give me the go ahead and I'll be right on it.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at March 13, 2011 1:55 PM

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