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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
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Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday said President Obama's "obsession with raising taxes" and excessive spending is strangling the economy, and called for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution while delivering the Republican response to the State of the Union.
Though the mainstream media and certain elected officials are advising the Republican Party to gut itself and re-emerge as a spiffy, contemporary, compliant, agreeable and infinitely more charming new political entity, the majority of Republican voters essentially reject that idea. They're at home with the Grand Old Party as it is.
There may be more that Republican presidential candidates could do to alienate the blue-collar conservatives, Reagan Democrats and disaffected union workers they'll need in November to compete in industrial states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio.