The Hill reports:
Republicans are preparing to re-embrace their inner deficit hawks after green-lighting big spending bills under President Trump.
GOP senators say they expect to refocus on curbing the nation’s debt and reforming entitlement programs starting in 2021, as the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the debt has surpassed the size of the American economy.
“I think that’s kind of getting back to our DNA. I think spending, entitlement reform, growth and the economy are all things that we’re going to have to be focused on next year, and, yeah, I would expect you’ll hear a lot more about that,” said Sen. John Thune [photo], the No. 2 Senate Republican.
Betty Bowers called it last week.
58 days until the Tea Party starts caring about deficits again.
58 days until evangelicals start pretending to care about values/morals again.
58 days until Republicans in Congress start caring about “executive overreach” again.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 23, 2020
“Deficit hawks depending on which party controls the White House” isn’t a real position. We’ve lived through this deception for many decades now. Better to stick with the basic facts—Republicans are not deficit hawks. https://t.co/NeOUeVOgx2
— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) November 28, 2020