“... Meanwhile the (Republicans and Democrats) fight over relatively microscopic slivers and nicks, such as $14.8 million for grants for restoring historic buildings.
“Finding big money – the hundreds of billions (trillion and one-half!) needed ti dent the deficit – is a lot harder.
“Of course it is, as long as Congress keeps looking only within the confines of nondefense discretional spending – about 12 percent of the budget.
“Members of Congress could take a lesson from Ohio Governor John Kasich and other governors around the nation who are making unpopular but necessary decisions to rein in spending and restore their government s to sustainability.
needs national leaders with the same determination.” America
Columbus( ) Dispatch Newspaper, March 20, 2011 Ohio