Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Calling the bluff - Here's Paul Ryan with "Where's your budget, Mr. President?": "Ever since they abused the budget process to jam their health-care takeover through Congress last year, the Democrats have simply done away with serious budgeting altogether. The simplest explanation-and the president's real bluff-is that they don't want to commit publicly to the kind of tax increases and health-care rationing that would be required to sustain their archaic vision of government."


Anonymous said...

Hey, I remember Paul Ryan! He used to be a big deal.

Eric said...

Ha-ha! Oh man, you're going to knock Paul Ryan after the events of this past week?


"That Marco Rubio...he ain't so tough."

Anonymous said...

Oh man, you mean the events of this past week that were partly impelled by the GOP's desire to "counteract" their problematic anti-Medicare votes for the unpopular Ryan budget? Ho ho, hee hee har.

Eric said...

Paul Ryan's budget vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate: 40-57.

Obama's budget vote: 0-97.

Nice reading of history there, Howard Zinn.

Anonymous said...

That must be why the Democrats forced a vote on Ryan's budget: to elevate Ryan and hurt Obama. But it's all good for 2012, because toxic votes help our struggling chemical industry.

Howard Zinn? Was he the guy who ran against Kathy Hochul in a district that hadn't gone Democratic in a century?

When will the Paul Ryan bandwagon come back out of its pit stop? I smell a lot of smoke and I'm starting to worry.