Nevermind that the PA’s third largest city is having to consider selling its water infrastructure to stave off bankruptcy. Nevermind that Republican DA Jim Martin says the Tea Party slate’s proposed budget cuts will have significant costs to public safety. It’s an excellent time for a fucking tax cut!
Also note that the tea people want Bill Hansell to
wipe their butts find their cuts for them, as if they don’t have access to the same budget numbers he does.
This is a glimpse of what you can expect from national budget politics in 2020 (or if you prefer, a replay of budget politics in 2000). Once the Democrats have finally righted the nation’s finances, the Republicans will start clamoring for tax cuts. The deficit is the problem, until the surplus is. Democrats have no choice but to clean up after the Republicans at the state and local level where balanced budgets are required by law, but there’s no reason to play this game at the federal level.