Starring Ben Nelson as Slovakia
The most tone-deaf man in Washington? TPM reports:
“It’s less about what the spending’s about,” Nelson said. “[The] point is, it’s raising taxes to engage in more spending in Washington. That’s not what people back home want. They want to see the cuts, and we’re not seeing any cuts.”
Ben, we aren’t pretending to care about spending cuts anymore, we’ve pivoted to jobs.
Deficit hawks get flustered when the mainstream of the Democratic Party actually passes legislation with long-term deficit reduction. Apparently the goal of spending cuts isn’t reducing the deficit, it’s cutting spending because that’s what the “people back home want” (though the polls don’t always agree).