The short answer to why the GOP leaders don't care about the deficit is that cutting government is their only objective. Excellent post by TPM's Congressional correspondent Brian Beutler. Read the whole thing. - GWCThe GOP’s Plan To Avoid Defense Cuts Without Raising Taxes | TPMDC: "“Let’s not let a domestic issue such as tax increases interfere…with our nation’s security,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — the top Armed Services Committee Republican — told reporters at a Thursday Capitol briefing.
“We’re not going to use a millionaire tax to fix every problem around here,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) added. “We have a problem with that because we think it’s about jobs.”
Why are the jobs that would supposedly be lost as a result of a millionaires tax better than the ones that will be lost by phasing out federal jobs?"
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