“Liberal Democrats are unhappy”

Here is an excerpt from the FOX News story about the House passage of the Debt Ceiling deal:

Liberal Democrats are unhappy in part because the first phase of the plan relies  solely on spending cuts — $900 billion worth of them.

Of course they are unhappy.  Spending cuts can result in the shrinkage of the federal government. Such shrinkage can result in people discovering that they can survive with a smaller federal government. Such a discovery can result in people not supporting politicians who want to make the federal government bigger.

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