Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Republican budget cutters

If my tea Party friends think this bunch will cut spending I have a bridge in Alaska to sell you.

Via Think Progress:

Republicans have been remarkably vague on what they would actually cut.

In interview after interview, journalists have pushed, and even begged, GOP leaders for specifics, always to no avail. When pressed, they hem and haw, often appearing uncomfortable — and in the case of Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), visibly angry — but can offer nothing more than cop-out answers like repealing unsent stimulus money or an “across the board” cut on all spending. ThinkProgress has compiled some of the more embarrassing of these moments:

The video features, respectively, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), California GOP Senate nominee Carly Fiorina, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep. John Boozman (R-AR), Gregg, and Sen. John Cornyn (R-AZ). This represents a large portion of the GOP leadership, but there are countless other examples as well.

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1 comment:

Big Dan said...

They know EXACTLY what they want to cut: social security, medicare, medicaid, anything in the public realm...except for the biggest spending of all, more than everything combined: $2.5 billion a week on the wars for the war profiteers and a yearly $1 TRILLION dollar military budget. The military budget is more than all federal spending combined (health care, education, etc...). They're not serious about cutting government spending, if they don't mention the bloated MIC budget. They don't even want to CUT WASTE in it! Let alone examine cutting it!