04 May 2011

Forget about the Conrad Plan; forget about the Gang of Six

Kent Conrad has released a budget that must be a wet dream for Republicans. Here. Democrats need to realize that the Republican budget ideas are profoundly unpopular. Americans do not want massive cuts in social programs, or caps on spending. They want their government to work again.

The war in Afghanistan is extremely unpopular. The real mood in this country is to scale back overseas commitments, rethink our policies with an eye towards domestic economic growth and jobs, and increase taxes on the rich in order to preserve the social network.

Conrad's and the Gang of Six's budget ideas are completely out of synch with these interests, and Democrats should reject them out of hand.

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