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Resume the Debt Debate in 2012?

So here's the new Republican debt-ceiling idea: Pass a $1 trillion increase in the debt ceiling joined to $1 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years, no revenues. That sounds dramatic. But $1 trillion in spending cuts over a decade is not as big a deal as it sounds, especially if you …

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Written by David Frum on Monday July 25, 2011

GOP Must Use Debt Debate to get Real Cuts

The GOP must extract political concessions with the debt debate. What other opportunity will there be to hold the Democrats' feet to the fire? I have been struck by the arguments here at FrumForum that the hard line Republicans against raising the debt limit are “radical.”   I put aside the …

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Written by John Vecchione on Tuesday July 12, 2011

Pawlenty Can't Afford His Foreign Policy

There are a lot of problems with Pawlenty's plan to fund more overseas military missions while also cutting government spending. GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty recently called for $2 trillion in tax cuts for individuals and businesses in the next decade, as well as two to three …

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Written by Nicole Glass on Saturday July 2, 2011