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The two political parties are not equally to blame for the budget crisis
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 25, 2013 11:05 a.m.

Paul Begala NAILS IT:

In a column on the budget, to maintain credibility with Beltway elites, I am supposed to claim the impasse is both partiesí fault. It isnít. The conventional wisdom is that Republicans wonít support any more tax increases and Democrats wonít support any more spending cuts. Thatís half right.

House Democrats have proposed some sensible spending cuts: like doing away with the billions we spend subsidizing oil companies. With gas nearing $4 a gallon, does anyone really want to send taxpayersí money to the welfare queens of ExxonMobil? House Dems would also enact the Buffett rule ...

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