Bruce Bartlett adds an addendum to a post that The Dish remarked on here:

I think Republicans are making a symbolic gesture on budget cutting now, knowing full well that the real budget cutting will involve entitlements. But what if this is their only bite at the apple, just as it was for Obama and stimulus? Do they really think people will be just as supportive of budget cuts a year from now? I think not.

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