Wow! Impressive lily!Former Republican chairman to GOP on sequester:'You're going to lose this'
That’s the biggest problem with the Republicans” on Capitol Hill, Gilmore, a former Virginia governor, said this morning over coffee and a ham-and-egg biscuit in Alexandria.“They think spending is the most important thing. It’s not.”
He says he has urged GOP leaders to back down and compromise to prevent the so-called sequester spending cuts from going through –“I keep telling them, you’re going to lose this”– and he has strong words for congressional leaders’ focus on deficit reduction as their primary economy goal.
“Above all things,” he says,“they shouldn’t be talking about debt and deficits. Because the left’s got an answer for them.”
That answer would be, raise taxes, which Gilmore says is the opposite of what the economy needs right now – and he’s quite critical of Democrats for pushing tax increases. But spending cuts won’t help the economy either, he says.
Despite warnings from guys like Gilmore, the Republicans are about to walk into a buzz saw, but they don't seem to have any clue. If it weren't going to be bad for the country, it would be pretty damn entertaining.
DAILYKOS! So mainstream and credible. Guess you started drinking early today?
Next, you'll be whipping out your other sources like Media Mutters and that dude nobody watches on TV at night.