We think if we can just unite behind a proposal to cut the deficit and debt…if we can just put together a spreadsheet and a power point and a TV ad….all will be well.
This obsession with zeroes has everyone in our party focused on what? Government.
By obsessing with zeroes on the budget spreadsheet, we send a not-so-subtle signal that the focus of our country is on the phony economy of Washington – instead of the real economy out here in Charlotte, and Shreveport, and Cheyenne.
We as Republicans have to accept that government number crunching – even conservative number crunching – is not the answer to our nation’s problems.
Well, two obvious points:
Conservatives ought to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. Conservatives can talk about the federal budget and the real economy.
The GOP is obsessed with zeros... because there are so many of them. We face a $16 trillion debt that is heading toward $20 trillion. So is there really any alternative to a conservative focus on the debt bomb? What would Jindal have us do? Change the subject?