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Harry Reid’s “Fig Leaf”

Harry Reid is out with a new offer this morning that would allow weak-kneed Republicans an easy way out of the government shutdown that Reid himself has made longer and more painful. Reid wants to roll back the spending cuts in the sequester, offering to reopen the government if only Republicans agree to increase spending.

Conservatives should not be fooled by this phony offer to end the shutdown. It’s nothing but a fig leaf that raises spending and grows government and any Republican who votes for it is a fool. The sequester was President Obama’s idea and Republicans should not agree to roll back any spending cuts. Instead they should stand on principle and demand Reid and Obama reopen the government and defund Obamacare.

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