Picking between the R’s and D’s on fiscal responsibility is like picking between two drunks to drive the car.
One guy sideswipes a bridge abutment so you take the keys away and give it to the other guy who promptly drives into an oak tree. Then the first guy says "hey I’ve sobered up and found religion and am attending AA" so you give him the keys, even though we all know he’s got a flask in his hip pocket.
Seriously. That's the choice.
Let me make this as clear as I can:
The problem is the spending. It’s not earmarks, it’s spending.the R’s missed a golden opportunity to be really bold and capture the attention of the American people. They could have proposed an actual Constitutional Amendment requiring a balanced budget. Regardless of whether they could have gotten it through the Senate (never happen) just bringing it to a vote would be a big bold statement that said “We are fiscally responsible and mean it this time”.
Or how about we eliminate the Dept. of Education which has never educated a single child.
Slash the Dept. of Agriculture which has more government employees than the US of A has Farmers.
Combine the DOE with the NRC and eliminate half the positions.
Cut every other .gov agency by 20 %.
Hey, I'm a libertarian, I'm just getting started. But no, let's give the keys back to the guy with the flask.