House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday that Republicans have done so well in cutting spending that he declared an “ongoing victory,” and said there is simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget.
Mr. DeLay was defending Republicans’ choice to borrow money and add to this year’s expected $331 billion deficit to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief. Some Republicans have said Congress should make cuts in other areas, but Mr. DeLay said that doesn’t seem possible.
All one has to do to highlight the breathtaking dishonesty in this statement is to look at the bloated highway bill that just passed.
I am hard pressed to disagree with anything the Carpetbagger has to say on this issue. In fact, I even ripped off the title to his post, so go read them.
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