We had to pass it to know what was it in when it came to ObamaCare because they had 15 months to read the 2,100 page Obamacare and didn’t, but Sen. Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget outline that was 70 pages ALL the Democrats and the Liberal media have completely digested and analyzed in just hours!
Because they are already on the attack. Like raptors on prey.
And it’s straight of my “excuse list” (See Last Sunday’s blog) 🙂
Anyway, get used to this: Warnings about grandma being forced to eat styrofoam peanuts and Fancy Feast because of heartless Republicans and their insane crusade for solvency will be a staple of Democratic talking points by next November, especially with the White House desperate to win back seniors alienated by ObamaCare.
How does letting the country collapse fiscally, which would prompt truly draconian cuts under an austerity plan to rebalance the books, put more food on seniors’ tables? (Hotair.com)
It doesn’t. But The Democrats only have 1 playbook and it’s the same one they’ve been using for a century.
It’s call Fear.
And good old time tested CLASS WARFARE!
Liberal political strategist Donna Brazile took to Twitter to assail fiscal conservatives for “taking medicine from seniors” and cutting taxes for “the rich and their corporate donors.”
Do-nothing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked Republicans for paving a “path to poverty for America’s seniors and children and a road to riches for big oil.”
PELOSI: “When I hear you speak about this issue, of course it’s the Gospel of Matthew: When I was hungry, he gave me to eat and the rest of it goes on. And when I hear Reverend Wallis talk about priorities.
I can’t help but think about the fact that in these same budgets, we are talking about, they give tens of billions of dollars in subsidies to Big Oil to drill when they are making a trillion dollars over 10 years in profits, that we are giving tax breaks to companies to send jobs overseas. We’re doing that as we say to seniors, homebound seniors: “You no longer will have food coming to you in your homes”
The Ryan budget calls for a 5% cut in these programs. 5%!
The left-wing activist group Campaign for America’s Future bemoaned GOP Rep. Paul Ryan’s “corrupt” budget plan for catering to “the wealthiest Americans that finance campaigns, the powerful corporate lobbies that have deep pockets for politicians in and out of office.”
Did you know that entitlements — mainly Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — are the primary drivers of these deficits but that Obama has yet to come to the table with a genuine entitlement reform proposal? Or that congressional Democrats, for the first time since 1974, did not pass a budget and all of the current wrangling over continuing resolutions and government shutdowns is a direct result of their dereliction? (Michelle Malkin)
Obama 2006: The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.
But here’s some facts for you:
The U.S. Treasury has released a final statement <https://www.fms.treas.gov/fmsweb/viewDTSFiles?dir=w&fname=11033100.pdf> for the month of March that demonstrates that financial madness has gripped the federal government.
During the month, according to the Treasury, the federal government grossed $194 billion in tax revenue and paid out $65.898 billion in tax refunds (including $62.011 to individuals and $3.887 to businesses) thus netting $128.179 billion in tax revenue for March.
At the same time, the Treasury paid out a total of $1.1187 trillion. When the $65.898 billion in tax refunds is deducted from that, the Treasury paid a net of $1.0528 trillion in federal expenses for March.
Let’s put that in normal people’s terms (without the zeroes):
The government took in $194.
paid out $65.90.
Then the Credit Card bill came in and it was $1,052.
No Problem. We aren’t broke!! 🙂
And Speaker Boehner’s grovelling for a deal any deal is making me sick!
If he caves to the Democrats on piddle-shit like $61 Billion forget the 6.4 Trillion dollar country saving budget cuts in the Ryan Budget.
And so are we!
Perhaps you’d like an 88 percent tax increase? Perhaps not.
The Democrats’ plan (and the Liberal Media) will be to make Paul Ryan the most hated man in America, if not the world. The campaign will be — and already is — personal. It will be personal because the facts are not on their side. Our choices are: 1. raise taxes severely, and pretend that that is not going to have catastrophic economic consequences; 2. court a national fiscal crisis on the Portugal/Greece model but on a significantly larger scale, and pretend that that is not going to have catastrophic economic consequences; 3. cut spending. (NRO)
Now that’s an “adult” moment! 🙂