Obama 2013 budget proposal... long on wind, short on details

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    http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/assets/budget.pdf
    wow... overviews... summaries... sweet.

    Where are the libtards to bitch about the lack of details on where the money comes from for everything in this proposal???? Sure, it lists what they want to spend, but not where the money comes form. WTF???
     
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    I don't think the president's budget ever includes significant discussion of revenues (see, eg, FDsys - Browse BUDGET). One might prefer that taxing and spending be more closely linked, but that hasn't been the past practice, at least recently.

    Obama has made his broad views on taxes pretty clear. He wants to continue a payroll tax cut and he wants to repeal the Bush tax cuts for the high income brackets.
     
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    I do not think the president's budget proposal is ever that detailed. It could not possibly be too detailed this year where everyone will be only going though the motions. Only a moron would believe that there is a snowball's chance in hell of a budget being signed, however, republicans are crapping their pants looking for a way out of the mandatory defense cuts they passed last year.
     
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    I'd post a comment, but the damn thing is still downloading.

    BRB...
     
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    exactly my point. Certain liberals here are whining to high Heaven that Ryan's budget proposal doesn't have specific details... yet they are utterly silent (with few exceptions) when confronted with an Obama budget proposal equally short on details.
     
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    Which liberals are those? The critiques I have read of Ryan's plan have not criticized it for lack of detail (though some have noted an appropriate lack of detail [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/us/politics/06ryan.html?_r=1&hp]). It's also worth noting that Obama's 2012 budget proposal is about 250 pages, whereas Ryan's is 28 pages (Paul Ryan Presents G.O.P. 2012 Budget Proposal - Document - NYTimes.com) so there's no reason that Obama's couldn't have sufficient detail even if we say that Ryan's doesn't.
     
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    Ok- I went right to the crux of my biscuit...

    "Eliminates $4 Billion in inefficient and outdated annual fossil fuel "subsidies".

    Funny how under this same heading the budget discusses "Clean energy, innovation, and jobs of the future".

    Here's the smackdown... Obama proposes to take $4 billion a year cash from the oil industry and then plow it into "clean energy" aka Solyndra-style projects.

    Well, fuck me standing.

    This mother scratcher of a President clearly does not know his Liberal Ass from a chocolate sundae.

    He wants to take away cash from oil businesses that are spending 100% of their profits and then invest those dollars into money pits with a losing history.

    Mkay.
     
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    Shouldnt the oil companies be looking for ways to diversify then?
     
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    I'll not go there, thank you.

    But I will say that you epotimise the abject ignorance of the general populace.

    In other words, go fuck yourself.

    I have met the enema, and the enema is you.
     

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