As the GOP looks forward it is looking to British conservatives: Debra J Saunders, a conservative columnist on the San Francisco Chronicle, contrasts Britain under Cameron with America under Obama: “Across the pond, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition is calling for 19% cuts in government spending. As the New York Times reported, British finance minister George Osborne believes that the cuts will steer the country – where the deficit runs at about 11.5% of total economic output – away from the “brink” of “economic ruin.”
In President Obama’s Washington, however, there is a rush to the brink.
The U.S. federal deficit represents 10.7% of economic output – compared with 5.4% for Germany – yet there are calls for more needless spending.” The expansion of government and its implication for future tax levels hasn’t even brought economic relief. US growth remains sluggish and unemployment is stuck at 10%.