It's nice that occasionally some republicans pretend to act like grown-ups, and at least try to be internally consistent in their craziness:
Congressional Republicans are not arguing with Bush's pledge that the federal government will lead the Louisiana and Mississippi recovery. But they are insisting that the massive cost -- as much as $200 billion -- be paid for. Conservatives are calling for spending cuts to existing programs, a few GOP moderates are entertaining the possibility of a tax increase, and many in the middle want to freeze Bush tax cuts that have yet to take effect.
Yes, folks when the government is actually facing an immediate money crisis some republicans feel compelled to acknowledge that tax cuts for the rich don't actually increase revenues. Of course, this is also an acknowledgement that theory they've been hawking explicitly or implicitly for years is complete horseshit, and that they've been totally intellectually dishonest and have been intentionally deceiving the American people since the Reagan years. But nevertheless, it's nice to see a few of them offer a glimmer of honesty in those rare moments.