“REPUBLICANS” USE THE SAME LOOPHOLE THEY BASHED LAST YEAR …
|| By FITSNEWS || Seeing how “Republicans” caved to U.S. president Barack Obama and congressional Democrats last December (and again earlier this month) it should surprise no one that the GOP budget for the coming fiscal year is yet another white flag.
“Republicans” FY 2016 spending plan would blow $3.8 trillion in the twelve months beginning on October 1 – and $43.2 trillion over the coming decade.
GOP leaders claim this will balance the budget within the decade … but not before an additional $1.3 trillion is added to the country’s runaway debt.
According to budget analyst Nicole Kaeding of The Cato Institute, the GOP spending plan includes “some reform steps, but also fails to aggressively confront the dire fiscal realities facing the nation with specific spending cuts.”
She’s being polite …
Once again, “Republicans” are punting on the one thing voters expected them to do … get the nation’s fiscal house in order.
Most egregiously, the GOP budget appropriates $40 billion in military spending beyond what the Pentagon has asked for – including billions tucked into an “emergency” fund as part of a deliberate effort to get around previously agreed upon budget caps.
In fact the GOP proposes shredding these caps by more than $400 billion over the coming decade.
Translation? Those “reductions in excess” that Congress and Obama agreed to four years ago (in exchange for $2.4 trillion in immediate deficit spending) were exactly what we predicted they would be – “cuts” Washington, D.C. never intended to actually implement.
But beyond the GOP deception – the “smoke and mirrors” efforts to appear within the margins on spending – a fundamental hypocrisy is also at work. Just last year “Republican” budget committee leaders decried this precise gimmick – the one they’re now embracing – as “a backdoor loophole that undermines the integrity of the budget process.”
But hey … thank God we sent “Republicans” to Washington, right? Right?
Cool beans. Fund Obamacare through FY2016, give Obama all he wants, in exchange for an additional $40 billion in defense spending for their pet district cronies – and damned be to the deficit. “But, but, but-but, but, we won the midterms.” That RINO horn is sharp.
Yeah but they’re cutting taxes for Rich people.
In StarTrek parlance,
They are pursuing their Prime Directive.
After 50 years…are you so efffing stupid you cannot come up w anything new?
I guess your Republican buddies plan on dumping you and your family off Medicaid. I guess this budget isn’t 100% bad. Just 99%.
You do know the wealth gap has increased SUBSTATIALLY under Obama, as he poured public funds into the stock market…and the investor class has made out like bandits…while middle class families are struggling to pay bills, and get by…
Are you just a Dumb@$$, so stupid you have to invent stuff to cover for your Ignorance???
That all happened under Bush, not Obama you dumb ass. It was the Bush Recession that killed the middle class and the Bush Wall Street Bail out that drove the nail in the coffin. We have been trying to recover ever since.
Bull-$#!* — there was REAL job creation under Bush. The TRUE unemployment rate of FULL-TIME jobs was 4.5% under Bush, and salaries increased, while taxes were down…and we attacked the threat of terrorism to the point it was retreating…And our insurance premiums were MUCH lower and insurance actually WORKED…
You – and Obama – have F*#ked up everything you’ve touched…
How many rockets can we buy with the money we will save kicking you off Medicaid?
You’re a Liberal, so I’m guessing you – and Obama – need rockets to blow up Israel, right.
Warmonger, if you can hate the Jews, no doubt. Hitler would be proud of you.
I think we can buy a used SCUD with GTs Medicaid money.
Are you denying that this is part of the Republican “budget plan?”
If so you either cannot read or you are a Liar.
CUTTING TAXES for the rich people???…
Maybe I’m calling you a F*#king Dumb@$$…because you are always attacking people – claiming CUTS – when it may be just adjusting the rate to be closer to fair…
And: You F*#king Demagogues don’t want to admit that just about any tax relief has to be directed to Earners, who you call RICH…because WE are the only ones paying…
You IGNORANT Freeloading F*#K…Hope that clears it up…you lazy and IGNORANT F*#king Failed and BROKEN Record….who has been SUCKING the system Dry since FDR….
??? We’re out of out Vulcan mind…
“you either cannot read or you are a Liar”
Those doggone Republicans….thwarting FITS so he and the Ds cannot save the world. …darn it…it would be grea
This is BS, The budget proposal is exactly what I would expect from Republicans. Cut taxes on the rich, increase spending on defense, and pay for it by cutting programs designed to benefit the middle class and security when people are too old and too sick to work. This budget proposes not just to end the Affordable Care Act, it also proposes to kill Medicare and Medicaid. Leaving Americans who are too old or too sick to work to suffer so that Koch and Company and Defense Contractors can get paid more money.
This is what unlimited dark money in politics gets you. A government dedicated to getting money to the rich and connected. Hello 1890. Happy days are here again.
Exactly! How about this:
Abolish the IRS and let the rich banks bail out the Gruberment.
the ‘balance achieved in ten years’ is a shadow of a mirage of a blatant lie. its based on imaginary increases in revenue caused by the magic of cutting taxes on the wealthy.
Republicans are scum.
Cato: “… The positives: … This proposal balances the budget within ten years, moving us closer to solving our long-term fiscal challenges. …”
And your kids will be ten years older.
Another theatrical drama from the Chicken Little Cato group about the “runaway debt problem”. The right has been predicting doom and gloom due to the debt for years as part of the fear/threat strategy to keep the base amped up (and forking over the dough). None of the predictions about the consequences of debt have materialized, but they beat the same tired drum. Because it works; it has become a urban myth of legendary proportion. And, if anyone is so concerned about it, why are solutions limited to cuts and reductions while ruling out increases in revenue and reduction in tax expenditures to corporate interests?
Hey, wait a minute! We need a new stealth bomber! The one we have now has never been challenged in combat and our new F-35 fighter can only fly in clear weather. Obviously we need something better!