Thursday, March 26, 2009

GOP to Release Budget Proposal

A mere one day after a tele-prompter told the president to ridicule the GOP for not having a budget of their own, the Republican leadership in the House announces that they will unveil their own budget today.

The content of the proposal is not yet known.  What is known is this:  The MainStreamMedia will likely not play this story/event, allowing the democrats to continue to use the "Party of No" rhetoric and continue to complain the the GOP has no alternative solutions, as they have since Obama's Teleprompter took office.  

The Republicans in the House and in the Senate have made numerous suggestions and proposals, nearly all of which have been shot down by Democrats who then complain that the GOP doesn't have an alternative plan, so the Tele-Prompter's plans HAVE to be passed.


James Wolfer March 26, 2009 at 1:31 PM  

From CNN yesterday:

Read the end of the proposal: "GOP leaders were unable to provide an estimate of how much their proposed plan would cost." Hmm, I smell hypocrisy in the GOP.

Miss T.C. Shore March 26, 2009 at 1:51 PM  

I doubt this is hypocrisy. I'd suspect that there was no real effort made to pin a cost on a plan that they knew would go nowhere in Congress. It would undoubtedly have cost billions and billions less than the Democratic plan.

James Wolfer March 26, 2009 at 1:58 PM  

Right. The Republicans spend less.

With a Republican Congress and a Democratic President we had a budget surplus and the ability and policies in place to have no national debt in 7 1/2 years. With a Republican Congress and a Republican President we had a budget deep into the red and a doubled public debt.

The Republicans need to do their homework. If they come up with something better and more cost-effective, I think we should implement it. But so far all we've seen is empty rhetoric and aged idealogies.

The GOP should be better than this. They used to be.

Miss T.C. Shore March 26, 2009 at 2:49 PM  

There's no question the Republicans wasted a lot of opportunity during the Bush years. That doesn't give carte blanche for Democrats to be even worse.

"The GOP should be better than this", is another way of saying, we EXPECT Democrats to be fiscally irresponsible.

That's no excuse for not being critical when they are.

James Wolfer March 26, 2009 at 3:08 PM  

No, I'm saying the GOP should be better than offering bad ideas and no ideas and just critisms of conflicting idealogies. The Democrats aren't necessarily being fiscally irresponsible. Economists are split down this issue. No one knows whether or not the budget proposals and economic recovery plans are going to work.

The only way I see this working:
Spending some now to get money circulating again. Then, in a year or two, when confidence is up and cash circulating again, cut government programs that we don't need and raise taxes across the board. Its what Bush Sr did after Reagan's spending, and then Clinton, and we were prosperous.

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