Big Spending Republicans Add $35 Billion to Deficit

“They’re legislating as if deficits don’t matter.”

USA Today:

A series of actions by the Republican-controlled Congress threatens to send the federal deficit soaring, reversing a downward trend caused by new tax revenues from a rebounding economy.

Legislation passed by Congress this year will add $35 billion to next year’s budget deficit and $115 billion through 2010, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a non-partisan watchdog group…

“Republicans are spending at a rate not seen since Lyndon Johnson’s presidency,” said Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union. Added Keith Ashdown of Taxpayers for Common Sense: “They’re legislating as if deficits don’t matter.”


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