Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Get Serious

John Cole says it and I'm in complete agreement:

I’ve said this before, and I will say it again. Unless your proposal includes a substantial increase in taxes and a substantial amount of cuts to the military budget as well as ending the farm subsidies and giveaways to big oil and big energy and big business, you can kindly just shut up about the deficit and the debt. Additionally, any cuts to entitlements need to include cuts to the CURRENT recipients, not grandfathering the boomers and then wondering why the cuts never materialize in the future.

If you aren’t going to do those things, just shut up. You aren’t serious.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message

1 comment:

Steve said...

Well and in the end it's good that they aren't serious #1937

Really what's happening is that the Republicans had nothing to run on in 2010, except being anti-Obama. So they had to make up things to be pissed off at him about. One of those things was his huge deficits. Now the deficits are real, but it's not like Republicans genuinely had a plan for dealing with them.

What Republicans want right now is for Obama to suggest cutting one of the sacred cows, either Social Security, Medicare, or the Pentagon. They won't suggest it first of course. So we're left in a stalemate where neither side can offer up any cost cutting measure that fully deals with the problem because the problem is really about military spending and healthcare spending.

Republicans have no solution to either of those issues. So they have to play political games and hope people buy it. But eventually people are going to figure out how full of shit they are.

Well everybody except those watching Fox...