BLANKLEY: Obama’s pretend budget cuts

Spending is the lifeblood of the president’s party

Thus, the upcoming challenge for the Republicans will be less to persuade the country that entitlement reform is necessary (because the president will admit that). Instead, their task will be to: 1) Unmask the true nature of the Democrats’ purported proposals; 2) convince the country that a high-tax solution to the deficit threat will result in low economic growth; and 3) convince the country that the GOP low-tax solution will sustain the needed social safety net while inducing higher economic growth necessary to our future prosperity.

Politics is about to get much uglier - but possibly more productive.

Tony Blankley is the author of “American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century” (Regnery, 2009) and vice president of the Edelman public relations firm in Washington.

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