Someone who isn't afraid to take on the global community. We've been generous long enough.. Bring back manufacturing, impose fair tarrifs and trade, and we make all this go away. If anything this is what the stimulus should have been spent on.. Incentives to keep, and bring back manufacturing to the US.
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
Your postering. CCB is the leading House bill as proposed by the Republican leadereship. The last extension of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Congrol Act of 1985 passed by Congress in 2004 extended the debt limit out to 2009, but the Act says nothing about limiting entitlement spending. Mind you, Congress was controlled by the Republican party at the time. I'm still doing research as I know there were two others debt limit/deficit reduction bills that were passed afterwards, but unless you or someone else can show otherwise, I'm inclined to conclude that entitlement spending has not been capped by either party, but in particular not by the so-called "deficit hawk" Conservative Republicans since...never...even when they controlled Congress, but atleast not since 1985.