Why Republicans Can't Cut Spending
By Jonathan Rauch, National Journal© National Journal Group Inc.
Friday, Jan. 20, 2006
An essentially good Read to be found at RealClearPolitics. The key element of the article states that 5/6 of the proposed Budget is not touched by any Budget-Cutting measure. This Author has always wondered how reduction of the size of the Deficit can be Budget-cutting. I think that witticism came in with the current Bush administrations. Rauch's definition of the machine-building efforts of Delay and Rove are accurate, as his his definition of the entrapment of the Republican machine by Lobbyist interests.
The real trouble with the Bush Corporate administrations lay in the composition of their support. Corporations, and the Lobbyists they employ, give Money and Support only for specific favors, and will desist with both the Money and Support under even the suggestion that those favors will be cut. The Bush administration and Republican Congress are hamstrung by their own promises.
Eveeryone, inside and outside of Government--Federal, State, and Local, know that approximately 40% of all Government Supply contracts must be canceled in order to slice the Budget. Corporate Republicans wish to cut those contracts issued by Democratic predecessors for the welfare of People--like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, OSHA, and Environmental Protection. Democrats will not vote for this elimination, and are rigorously backed by the American Voter--who are not above extortions like pressuring for Medicare D. Democrats are increasingly vocal in calling for curtailment of the lush Security and Defense contracts awarded under the later Bush promised the Corporate world. Corporate America and World will not stand for backpedaling of President, Senator, and Representative. The Republicans may yet learn first hand, one way or another, the meaning of the Word 'Capon'. lgl