Inquiring minds are reading a column just out by Political Analyst Dick Morris on Congressional dynamics. In it he states very interesting statistics, such as this:
Most Americans do not want to see the debt limit raised at all. If it must be increased, they will insist that it be preceded by major cuts in government spending. Voters see the need to borrow more money as a symptom of a disease of overspending. They are unwilling to sanction ongoing pain relievers to mitigate the impact of the illness without major progress toward a cure in the form of spending reductions.
And a few minor cuts won’t do. House Republicans should demand that discretionary, non-defense spending be rolled back to 2008, pre-Obama levels and be frozen there for the next three budget cycles. Since Obama has taken office, non-defense discretionary spending has risen by 41 percent. In just two years, it has soared! Only if this overspending is reined in and rolled back can the Republican House vote for a debt-limit increase.
The article is a very good analysis of what to expect in the US House of Representatives. It is well worth the time investment.
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