Thursday, March 31, 2011

What's missing from the following comment from Speaker Boehner?

“It is our position and we will continue to fight for everything that is in it,” he said. “We are going to continue to fight for the largest spending cuts that we can get, to keep the government open and fund it through the balance of this fiscal year”

What is missing is Boehner explaining the REASON for why the GOP is pushing cuts in government spending.

Cutting government spending is critical to improving the economy. It isn't that the GOP is looking to cut government spending for the sake of cutting... or because they're meanies... or to settle scores with liberal recipients of government spending... but rather because the economy won't recover unless and until people see that the brakes have been put on runaway government spending.

This means that until government spending goes down housing prices won't recover and businesses won't start to rehire people.

The GOP needs to make sure the public knows the reason why they're doing what they're doing. They need to personalize this issue for the public, to make the public feel like they have skin in this game, that their livelihood depends on the GOP succeeding.

If they don't, they leave themselves vulnerable to whatever libels the Democrats want to use in trashing the GOP.

Any bets on what the GOP will do?