Raise your hand

Libtards like Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic Monthly just don’t get it:

The most noteworthy and damning moment of the GOP debate in Iowa Thursday was when the moderators asked the candidates to raise their hands if they would walk away from a deal that cut ten dollars from the deficit for every one dollar in tax increases. Every last person on stage said they’d reject that deal.

To me, that makes them deficit doves.

By prioritizing tax cuts above all else, the GOP has long been complicit in growing the deficit and the debt. If all of these candidates would reject a compromise much better than anything they’re likely to get as president, what good are they? Don’t they understand that those ten dollars in spending, left uncut when they walked away from the hypothetical deal, would be paid for (with interest) by future taxpayers?

Look, first you have to understand that the federal government is just like a household. A normal family doesn’t waste money making sure their air, water, and food are safe. They don’t care if their roads and bridges fall apart. They certainly won’t pay for their children’s education, or to secure the neighborhood borders. And defense? We don’t need no stinkin’ defense.

Most importantly, when the bills start piling up, normal families cut spending. They do not – I repeat – do not ask for overtime, or get a second job, or have a yard sale, or do anything that might bring in more money. That’s just ramming more big government down our throats…