Republicans may criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for proposing new spending, but the difference between her and most GOP members represents one of degree rather than of kind.
Congress still refuses to eat its policy spinach, following the path of least resistance in making easy choices rather than tough ones.
Shortly before departing for their Christmas break, lawmakers of both parties voted to waive provisions that would have led to federal spending reductions over the coming decade.
To demonstrate that most Republicans have no desire to reduce federal spending, one need look no further than a Politico story last Thursday.
If the reported details about the Patty Murray/Paul Ryan plan are true, then Republicans should reject it entirely without a second thought.
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