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Schaff: Rounds “Not a Complete Fiscal Hawk”

Speaking of budget restraint, don't expect Mike Rounds to bring any to Washington. His soapbox bleating includes the usual platitudes about restoring fiscal discipline to a broken Congress, but even conservatives don't buy Rounds's credentials on that topic. See what conservative prof Jon Schaaf says about Rounds:

Schaff said the recent investigation into financial misconduct involving Rounds' former economic development director doesn't appear to have hit too closely to Rounds. Schaff said the main criticism Rounds is likely to face ahead of the June primary is that he overspent during his governorship.

"Clearly he was not a complete fiscal hawk, and so he's been already attacked by some folks on that," Schaff said ["Rounds Says Congress Needs to Regain Disipline," AP via, 2014.04.06].

$127 million structural deficit, lax supervision of state programs that throw millions of dollars into a doomed beef plant (yes, I'm getting to Joe O'Sullivan's EB-5 article!), lost money in the Farm Loan mediation program and cement plant trust fund... yeah, I'd say the fiscal hawk is short some feathers.


  1. mike from iowa 2014.04.07

    What is a fiscal hawk? It is a rethuglican who is out of power after bankrupting America and now sees the error of his/her way in not blaming tax and spend liberals for dumbass dubya's economic disasters. Wingnuts have proven,beyond any reasonable doubt,that they are money spending whores that Libs can only dream about being.

  2. Deb Geelsdottir 2014.04.07

    " . . . the fiscal hawk is short some feathers."

    Hahahahahahaha! Clever turn of phrase Cory.

  3. Roger Cornelius 2014.04.07

    Definition for fiscal hawk fiscal conservative:

    One who takes away benefits and service for the poor and middle class and keeps tax breaks, corporate subsidizes (including large farms), and ridiculous military spending for the wealthy.

  4. Disgusted Dakotan 2014.04.07

    Wow, that was about the understatement of the year Prof Schaff!

  5. Bree S. 2014.04.08

    Hey Jammer: I recommend you give it up. First of all the "Moderate Establishment" here is dumb. Second of all, I told you months ago that Rounds polling numbers were all hot air and that he was going to lose.

    Trying to shut the idiots up at the DWC will accomplish nothing. This train has left the station.

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