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August 14, 2006
A Glimmer Of Political Courage?

Over at the Heritage Foundation Policy Blog, I posted about a quiet effort by the White House to find some bipartisan ground for entitlement reform. This seems remarkable, considering the timing of the feelers. During August, most members of Congress have returned home to tend to their re-election efforts. That hardly seems the most propitious time for those facing election battles to do some long-term thinking, but the Bush administration apparently wants to prepare for a big effort after the midterms have concluded.

Read the whole post, and keep an eye out for any other signs of random fiscal responsibility. I'd love to think that we would bring that species back from near-extinction, but color me skeptical, at least until November. Unfortunately, and this reflects on us more than the politicians, very few have ever been elected on the promise to cut off entitlements.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at August 14, 2006 8:38 PM

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