Friday, December 07, 2007

McCaskill to Sloca: G.O.P. No Longer Fiscally Conservative

The back and forth between Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Republican Party spokesman Paul Sloca continues today.

Friday morning, the McCaskill camp responded with this:

“How come the President didn’t veto a single bloated spending bill under a Republican Congress?," wrote McCaskill spokeswoman Adrianne Marsh in an e-mail. "In fact, the President himself has millions of earmarks in the budget, but actually wanted to zero out the COPs program and slash the Byrne Grant program, both of which go to support local law enforcement," she added.

"The Democratic Congress has slashed earmarks and reinstituted Pay-Go, which says that Congress can’t fund anything they can’t find the money to pay for. Mr. Sloca just needs to accept the fact that his party is no longer the party of fiscal conservatism," Marsh said.

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