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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Don't read their lips

What a difference a month makes. That's about how long it took for congressional Republican rhetoric to go from big spending to big saving -- all with the goal of trying to ignore the sorry history of what they did when they were in charge.

The ink is barely dry on the tax cut for those earning more than $250,000 annually -- a GOP-insisted move costing in the neighborhood of $700 billion -- and Republican leaders are now piously insisting they want to bring fiscal responsibility to Washington.

This from a party, when it was in charge, that took a surplus and ran up a massive deficit by putting two wars on a credit card and approving their own (unfunded) health care bill in the form of Medicare Part D, a move fiscal hawks in their own party questioned as spendthrift.

So a word to the wise: don't read their lips.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are MA Senators entitled to 'No Show' jobs?

January 24, 2011 5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this change of rhetoric a surprise to anyone? All the Republicans ever wanted was to have the say in what money was spent on, and be able to eliminate or cut things they don't like, such as any kind of social spending for the common good. Language such as tax and spend, smaller government, and eliminate the deficit, were never more than catch phrases to get attention. They were never meant to be a governing philosophy.

It's interesting that when it was Republican elected officials who were touting their active duty assignments, all we heard was how patriotic they were, defending our freedom.

January 24, 2011 10:06 AM  

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