Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ryan's Lyin' Excuse

It all has to do with manipulating the numbers.  So if you think "manipulating the numbers" is lying, then Ryan is a lying mick.

...Here's how they can spend more in the next year and then claim their compromise actually saves more money over ten years:

They spend more in the years they care about, 2014 and 2015. For these years, they increase spending by a total of $63 billion.

But currently, the sequester-capped spending levels would expire in 2021 (it was set to run from 2011 to 2021). So what Ryan says is "Now we'll also impose sequester-caps on the out years of 2022 and 2023, so that's two more years under the sequester, so we actually wind up cutting more spending!"

...and of course, if you believe that Congress will live with the 10-year-out "savings," you also believe that ObozoCare will enhance medical care for everyone in the entire galaxy, that unicorns fart gold coins, and that New York City is just like Omaha.


John and George Mitchell said...

Then do something about it and announce your candidacy. Otherwise, STFU.

Anonymous said...

Warning--deranged doppelgangers!