Democrats rail against GOP budget but offer NOTHING to counter it but rhetoric.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grampa Murked U, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Grampa Murked U
    Offline

    Grampa Murked U Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    47,639
    Thanks Received:
    8,789
    Trophy Points:
    2,055
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Ratings:
    +23,883
    Trolling the news channels this morning before leaving for work. Im hearing plenty of hate for the Ryan plan again. So tell me democrats, when are YOU going to offer a budget?

    I heard Jan Schakowsky (D) say their progressive plan was to balance the budget in TWENTY years! And the question she was asked was how much the deficit/debt would be by then. She wouldnt answer.

    So as usual the gop has put forth a plan and all the democrats can muster is a bunch of crybaby talking points.
     
  2. Claudette
    Online

    Claudette Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    19,703
    Thanks Received:
    3,031
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +7,734
    Don't hold your breath.

    The Dems ain't produced a budget in 3 years.

    Its an election year so there won't be one this year either. They wouldn't want anyone seeing their tax and spend polices till after Nov 2012 when Barry is re-elected.

    Thats what they are hoping at any rate.
     
  3. eflatminor
    Offline

    eflatminor Classical Liberal

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    Messages:
    9,263
    Thanks Received:
    1,402
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,077
    President Obama did offer a budget, which was voted down 97 to zero. Wow, just how bad does a budget have to be when the party leader can't get a single vote from his own party?!
     
  4. occupied
    Offline

    occupied Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,441
    Thanks Received:
    2,250
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +5,752
    Why are they even presenting a budget? So they can look even worse on medicare in an election year? So they can somehow try to wiggle out of the mandatory cuts they agreed to in the debt ceiling deal? It makes no sense, they came out of the last Ryan budget looking like complete assholes and there is no need to present one this year as per their agreement.
     
  5. Grampa Murked U
    Offline

    Grampa Murked U Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    47,639
    Thanks Received:
    8,789
    Trophy Points:
    2,055
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Ratings:
    +23,883
    The GOP budget isn't presented as part of a beauty contest for votes. No surprise that's what you would expect.
     
  6. occupied
    Offline

    occupied Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,441
    Thanks Received:
    2,250
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +5,752
    This year it is exactly that, a political stunt meant only to rally the voters against the senate.
     
  7. whitehall
    Online

    whitehall Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    27,824
    Thanks Received:
    4,343
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +10,798
    The dirty little secret is that democrats don't have to do anything with the slobbering left wing media in their back pocket. Meanwhile the (tax exempt) Media Matters does their dirty work.
     
  8. Polk
    Offline

    Polk Classic

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    9,752
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Republic of Pequod
    Ratings:
    +569
    That's actually not a bad number, as it would balance the budget by 2032. Ryan's plan doesn't balance the budget until 2040.
     
  9. Polk
    Offline

    Polk Classic

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    9,752
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Republic of Pequod
    Ratings:
    +569
    The vote occurred after he had announced a different proposal...
     
  10. Polk
    Offline

    Polk Classic

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    9,752
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Republic of Pequod
    Ratings:
    +569
    Yes, I'm sure people are going to rush to torch the Senate chamber shouting "get rid of Medicare!".
     

Share This Page