The Republican’t Party can no longer be the party of “no.” With a majority in the House they are in the awkward position where then need to DO. Which is a precarious place to be. Economic progress under their watch can be construed as progress for the President. Failure could mean another sea change in the House. So the WJS attempts to talk the GOP through this delicate tango:
The other advice we’d offer is to keep in mind that Republicans did not run in 2010 to be national accountants. While cutting spending to reduce the deficit, they should keep the political and policy focus on promoting economic growth and private job creation. This should be the larger avowed purpose of their cuts in spending, their scrutiny of new regulations, their proposals for tax reform, or their questioning of the Federal Reserve.
Thanks to the failure of the Obama-Pelosi spending stimulus, the voters are once again listening to Republicans on the economy. They should not cede that ground back by turning into mere deficit scolds.