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Commentary: The U.S. lifeboat is leaking

Published 04/10/2010, West Central Tribune

SAN DIEGO — Senate Republicans are once again going to extreme measures to force a national conversation about fiscal discipline. In a dramatic turnaround from the years where they were in the majority, when they gave a green light to tax cuts and war spending with no idea of how to pay for either, they argue that Congress ought to cover for any approved spending rather than simply increasing the deficit. Even the hypocritical can have a point, and, in this case, the Republicans have a good one.

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