Monday, July 18, 2011

McConnell: Traitor. Scoundrel, Too.

He should be tarred, feathered, and run out of the country.

...They will actually grow discretionary spending at 2/3 rate of inflation (spending increase) but call it $1 trillion in cuts below the baseline of full inflation. About $200 billion come from cuts to health care providers, something we stop every year with the doc fix — not sure how they’ll keep this promise. And another $165 billion come from increases in government fees (some call tax increases), not spending cuts. So at the end of the day, we are left with a $2 billion FY2012 cut, and $55 billion in promised actual spending cuts through yet unspecified policy changes. A whopping $57 billion in cuts over a decade, or less than $6 billion a year.

While dumping 'loopholes' AND lowering the tax-rate is OK (fine print must be examined), this "base-line" conga dance by the Ruling Class is B.S. McConnell should be ashamed of himself, but he's not man enough to have shame.

HT: RedStates

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