Can we stop pretending Republicans care about fiscal responsibility?

By Sal Rodriguez | Republicans in Congress have always talked a good game about cutting government spending and being fiscally responsible, but they sure have a knack for never following through and only making things worse.

The federal government ended the last fiscal year with a budget deficit of $666 billion. It has been known for a long-time, well-before the tax cuts were passed, that things were only going to get worse.

So what did the Republican-controlled Congress and White House do? They agreed to a budget agreement, signed Friday morning, that will allow for $300 billion in additional spending over the next two years, including $165 billion for the military.

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Sal Rodriguez is an editorial writer and columnist for the Southern California News Group.

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