Fiscal Conservatives are Winning

Quin Hillyer
The American Spectator

This is the week for bold, conservative, budget-related proposals, with major announcements from the Heritage Foundation, from Speaker John Boehner, and from a group of Republican senators led by Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey. Very good. Although some Tea Party groups may not recognize as much, conservatives are winning the political battle over budgets right now. Befuddled liberals, rocked back on their heels, are responding by pushing tax hikes. If that’s their answer, they lose and we win.

Boehner’s proposal is the simplest, and it’s well-nigh brilliant. He called for cuts from President Obama’s proposed long-term budgets that are “greater than the accompanying increase in debt authority the president is given.” Also, “We should be talking about cuts of trillions, not just billions. They should be actual cuts and program reforms, not broad deficit or debt targets that punt the tough questions to the future.”

And tax hikes will not be on the table.

The public can grasp this idea. This proposal paints a bright line, based on principle, easily measured. The debt limit should not rise by more than the amount by which five-year budgets are cut…

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