In today's Spokesman Review we see that Senate Republicans are getting serious about the deficit by pursuing a symbolic ban on earmarks.
“Unless people like me show the American people that we’re willing to follow through on small or even symbolic things,” [GOP leader Mitch] McConnell said, “we risk losing them on our broader efforts to cut spending and rein in government.”
After months and months of complaining about fiscal discipline and the increasing deficit, Senate Republicans are getting serious about it by banning earmarks.
Even though they have yet to identify where they would cut the budget.
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