The Party of "Do Nothing"

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    Recently before Congress Treasury Secretary Geithner responded to a question from Rep. Paul Ryan saying, "You are right to say we're not coming before you today to say 'we have a definitive solution to that long term problem.' What we do know is, we don't like yours."

    As Guy Benson at Townhall put it:
    Those two sentences speak to a mentality so bereft of intellectual vigor, so stunningly and candidly shallow, so thoroughly irresponsible, so politically myopic, selfish, and cowardly, that it should disqualify this crew from a second term in office. What a disgrace. Remember this moment the next time Democrats accuse the GOP of being the "do nothing," intransigent, "party of no."

    Reason Foundation - Out of Control Policy Blog > Which is the "Do Nothing" Party?


    So when exactly did the democrats lose their guts? How come they don't have the balls to say that we're never going to cut spending, we're never going to change the entitlement programs unless it's to make them bigger, and we don't care one iota how high the debt/deficits grow.
     
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    What do you expect from a tax cheat who finds himself in charge of the IRS?
     
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    It ain't just Geithner, it's the whole democratic party from Obama on down. Too scared to lay it out there, they talk the talk about cutting deficits and then they come out with a bullshit budget that counts money we weren't going to spend over the next 10 years in Iraq and Afghanistan as spending cuts!
     
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    They don't want to do anything that might jeopardize votes.

    That only proves, of course, that they put party over country.
     
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    Amen to that.
     
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    Because that’s not their goal, that’s a partisan contrivance.

    It’s Congress’ responsibility to address the issues of spending and deficits, with the House taking lead, not the Executive.

    Now, if the House were to come up with a responsible, comprehensive plan, one that doesn’t attempt to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, working class, and disabled, and devoid of partisan idiocy, the Administration would likely enter into talks in good faith to turn such a plan into law.
     
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    How long has the DNC had you on staff?
     
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    They lost their guts in the election cycle just before 08. You know, when they promised to cut the deficit by half in 4 years.

    They got NOTHING but empty promises, quickly followed up by free shit so you will forget about the EMPTY PROMISES.
     
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    He spews DNC propaganda for free.

    Isn't that pathetic?
     
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    not having a budget, going on 3 years now is such an abrogation of responsibility only they could get away with it. the media is so willfully in the dem. back pocket its embarrassing. the new 5th column.
     

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