Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Pelosi Positioning Democrats As The Fiscally Responsible Party

The Wall Street Journal reports on an interview with Nancy Pelosi in which she promises fiscal restraint and reduction of earmarks (offering a different view on earmarks than Joe Lieberman recently provided). While Joe “earmarks are great for Connecticut” Lieberman defended earmarks in his debate with Lamont, Pelosi is critical of them. “Personally, myself, I’d get rid of all of them. None of them is worth the skepticism, the cynicism the public has… and the fiscal irresponsibility of it.”

The WSJ also reports that Pelosi “pledged that if Democrats succeed next year in rolling back President Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, the money would be used to reduce the federal deficit — not for new spending.”


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