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UPDATE: GOP leadership, specifically Boehner, full of crap about $38 billion in “cuts”

UPDATES BELOW.

Those of you who have been here for a while know that I am conservative first, and Republican a way, waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy distant second.  Stories like this explain why:

The Congressional Budget Office estimate shows that compared with current spending rates the spending bill due for a House vote Thursday would pare just $352 million from the deficit through Sept. 30. About $8 billion in cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid are offset by nearly equal increases in defense spending.

Speaker Boner is resorting to slaying the messenger, taking to task Red State bloggers he expected would be in his corner on this.  Sorry, Speaker Tearjerker, but it was bad enough when you campaigned on $100 billion in cuts, then pared it down to $61 billion, then down to $38 billion.  And now we see that $38 billion equates to a piddly $352 million in real actual savings?

Come on, Tea Party House Republicans, and vote “No” on the budget deal that Bonehead and his Cowboy Haiku counterpart in the Senate struck behind closed doors!  If you’re not up for the job, Boehner, I’m pretty sure Paul Ryan will fill your shoes quite nicely.

UPDATE (04/15/2011 – 08:50 am EST): If you want to know how bad this budget bill is and how badly Speaker Bonehead botched this, simply ask yourself this: Why did Boehner and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) have to ask House Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer for his help in passing it?  I mean, 59 Republicans voted against the budget, which means that Democrats were needed to pass the bill.  Boehner knew that he was having a revolt within his party over this, and rather than listen to his party’s members trying to talk some sense into him, Boehner opted to ask the other team to help him pass this bill.  How truly shameful!

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April 15, 2011 - Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, John Boehner, Tea Party

5 Comments »

  1. “To arms, to arms! My fellow patriots, the turncoats are coming. No, they are here and we are screwed, again. Time to really put more effort into the support of the TeaParty caucus and head to getting rid of the GOP leadership.
    300 million? Is that a joke, or what?

    Comment by J.Guidry | April 13, 2011

  2. That is “million”, with an “m”. 😡

    Comment by crushliberalism | April 13, 2011

  3. How about entirly cutting off the wretched UN by lets say 100% and evict these bunch of tyrants,despots and terrorists from america forever

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | April 14, 2011

  4. SPURWING….I SO wish they would. The UN hates us anyway. Let’s move them to one of those God-forsaken little third world nations without the NYC luxuries and “escort girls” and diplomatic immunity. Why not send them to Venezuela?!?!

    And here’s a question: How is it they increased defense spending but are DOWNSIZING our military while it is at war?!?!?!?

    Comment by Kevin | April 14, 2011

  5. guessing you’d rather have the $38 Billion than fund the military? Just so it’s clear, cut off funding for the UN/EPA/NEA/NEH/dept. of Ed./PlannedUnParentHood

    But perhaps the CBO wants the “R”‘s to look bad? nah

    Comment by gjsmith | April 20, 2011


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