Congress Has Lips Too

The Senate's stubborn Democrats get ready for Bush

J. Bennett Johnston has a message for George Bush. Stripped of the sweet words whispered to any new President during his honeymoon, the bad news is this: Read my lips. You go first.

"The deficit is a time bomb with a lighted fuse," says Johnston, the senior Senator from Louisiana. "Bush's tendered solution, his 'flexible freeze,' is deja voodoo all over again. The idea that we can grow our way out of this mess is absolute nonsense. If Bush really believes he can do what has to be done without cutting into entitlements and defense and without raising at least some...

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