Jump to content
  • Hey There!

    Please register to see fewer ads and a better viewing experience:100_Emoji_42x42:


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


GOP rolls out budget proposal - Return to feudal system!

Recommended Posts

House Republican leaders called a press conference Thursday to unveil their "alternative budget." While it was thin on specifics, it does include one major policy proposal: a huge tax cut for the wealthy.

...Reporters -- mainstream, liberal and conservative -- greeted the Republican document with a collective scoff.

"Are you going to have any further details on this today?" the first asked.

"On what?" asked Boehner.

"There's no detail in here," noted the reporter.

Answered Boehner: "This is a blueprint for where we're going. Are you asking about some other document?"

A second reporter followed up: "What about some numbers? What about the out-year deficit? What about balancing the budget? How are you going to do it?"

"We'll have the alternative budget details next week," promised Boehner. Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) had wisely departed the room after offering his opening remarks. ("Today's Republican road-to-recovery is the latest in a series of GOP initiatives, solutions and plans," he had offered.)

A third reporter asked Boehner about the Republican goal for deficit reduction, noting President Obama aimed to cut it in half in five years. "What's your goal?"

"To do better," said Boehner.

"How? How much?"

"You'll see next week."

"Wait. Why not today? Because he asked you to present a budget."

"Now, hold on," said Boehner. "The president came to Capitol Hill and laid out his blueprint for his budget during the State of the Union. He didn't offer his details until days later."

"In general, where do you see cuts coming?" the Huffington Post asked.

"We'll wait and see next week," he said.

Another reporter reminded Boehner that he has "criticized Democrats for throwing together a stimulus quickly and nobody knew what they were voting on. Are you saying that your budget will be unveiled on the same day that the House is expected to vote on it?"

"No, I expect it'll be out next week," he said, though the House is expected to vote on the budget next week. "But understand that a budget really is a one-page document. It's just a bunch of numbers."

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

So the democrats want to return us to serfdom and the republicans want to return us to serfdom.

"choice" rears its ugly head again?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

tbqh both parties exhibit attitudes towards class reminiscent of the fascistas

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Eh, waste of time for the Pubs. They will be lucky if 5% of their ideas make it into the final version that comes up for vote.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Prob something like this:

1. Give tax cuts for the top 1%

2. Give bigger tax cut for the top .05%

3. Allow corporate and Wall St buddies free reign free of regulation or responsibilty

4. Include something budget-like condeming abortion or homosexuality to assure Southern and Conservative Christian support.

5. Give Pentagon blank check to create more cool stuff to blow stuff up

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites