Trump’s budget proves GOP deficit hawks are a dying breed

Washington (CNN)In the introduction to his new budget proposal President Donald Trump warns that the federal government “must protect future generations from Washington’s habitual deficit spending.” He then lays out a budget that makes clear he won’t be the one to curb that habit. When budget hawks ran the GOP During the Obama era, Paul Ryan spent years presenting lean, entitlement-reforming budgets in the House, knowing they would go nowhere with Democrats in control of the Senate and the White House. Still, it was a political move to lay out priorities that Republicans would presumably enact should they ever get full control of Washington. Among those most prominent Tea Party conservatives pounding the table for significant spending cuts was Mick …