August 6, 2011
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Recent news coverage may have left you with the impression that the most important issue affecting the American economy is government spending. Yet government spending isn't what got us into this mess, and cuts alone aren't going to get us out of it. We can't lose sight of the real role of government -- to protect Americans from unchecked greed -- if we want to build a recovery that is beneficial to all Americans.- Donna Brazile, syndicated columnist
The summer's political blockbuster has ended. After weeks of reading and hearing about the "economic Armageddon," the debt ceiling was raised. Everyone in Congress has taken off to enjoy time away from the daily grind. Despite weeks of high drama, political leaders hailed it as a victory for their causes and for their nation. Most Americans don't see it that way. They just wanted it to be over -- and wanted the adults in the room to prevail.- Donna Brazile, syndicated columnist
Well, it's come to this: The world is watching us destroy our good name and credit over the promise of cutting a few billion dollars in future budgets and appropriations.- Donna Brazile, syndicated columnist
Ruth Graham, the wife of evangelist Billy Graham, once was speaking before a large women's group about what it was like to be a minister's wife.