Bob SchwartzJim Cooper's OpEd yesterday hurts, not helps the budget situation. The truth of the matter is that Congress --- where Mr. Cooper has languished for 16 years --- is largely responsible for federal appropriations. Instead of look at his and his Congressional peers' performance, Mr. Cooper blathers about the good old days under Pres. Clinton and the bad old days under Pres. Reagan. This is much easier than rolling up his sleeves and digging into tough questions like entitlement spending and foreign aid.
Why isn't on the new federal commission on budget and debt? That's where the real work is being done. Mr. Cooper thinks that voters in the Fifth District will mistake his OpEd piece for real work toward real solutions. Come November, he is going to be surprised!
Republican Primary Candidate,