Instead of raising the debt ceiling again, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) suggests cutting enough spending to keep the federal government under the current debt limit for a few more months. We’re only talking about $20 billion in cuts and Coburn’s amendment lists 640 duplicate programs that could be consolidated. The Wall Street Journal has more. Since running against runaway federal spending is all the rage now, it would be a good chance for Democrats to show that they’ve learned a lesson from their recent electoral setbacks — and an even better chance for Republicans to demonstrate they actually believe the rhetoric they campaign on, something that wasn’t in evidence the last time they held power.
Notice to Readers: The American Spectator and Spectator World are marks used by independent publishing companies that are not affiliated in any way. If you are looking for The Spectator World please click on the following link: https://thespectator.com/world.