Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Memo to White House: Bush Is Out of Office!

The White House apparently doesn't get it.

A White House official, speaking on a conference call this afternoon, blasted the Republican alternative budget as an "unrealistic" proposal that was merely a series of talking points and a continuation of failed policies of the Bush administration.

Ummmnnnhhh....GWBush is out of office. Gone. History. Can't run again.

Maybe this poor twit should be given new talking points? Or at least updated from Inauguration Day?

...I asked how we can trust that Obama's spending proposals on health care, education, and energy would produce promised savings, given that the president's budget would increase the public debt to $15.4 trillion by 2019 even under the OMB's own projections.

"What you have when you're looking at the President's plan is actually a real plan with tough choices standing behind that plan," Nabors responded

Choices? "Tough" choices? Good heavens--Obama 'chose' to spend money. More money than anyone has ever spent before in the history of the universe. More spending than even GWB could have imagined.

"Tough", yes--for those who inherit the $15++Trillion debt-load.

On the other hand...

The Pubbies did not exactly cover themselves in glory with their alternative.

...while I think the GOP alternative would be preferable to the Obama plan, I don't think it goes far enough in terms of really attacking runaway spending. In fact, if Republicans could actually get their way, we'd still be looking at the debt exploding from the $5.8 trillion it was in 2008 to $13.7 trillion by 2019, or from 40.8 percent of GDP to 65.1 percent. For American taxpayers, it really is choosing between Scylla and Charybdis.

Now THAT is a tough choice.

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

Bashing Bush has worked for the Left for 8 years. Why stop now? The public is stupid enough so go for it.