Friday, December 13, 2013

Palin Weighs In On Budget Bill And Republican Lies

Representative Paul Ryan's budget bill "raises taxes and increases spending". Sarah Palin:
No one can argue with the fact that Paul Ryan’s compromise budget bill raises taxes and increases spending. Show me one Republican who got elected on that platform. Spare America the Orwellian word games. If the government is taking money out of your pocket to fund its growing Big Brother operations, it’s a tax. Whether money is taken from you via your phone bill, your airline ticket, or your income, it’s a tax. If politicians can’t be honest about this, it’s time to go home.
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The Political Establishment will no doubt tell us that a budget battle will distract us from the fight against Obamacare. But that excuse is just the latest variation in the Establishment’s old canard that they’re keeping their powder dry for the next big battle which never seems to materialize because they’re always too busy waving the white flag and following the path of least resistance until election day.
Really, how different is it to lie about keeping your healthcare plan or lie about decreasing spending and not raising taxes? Or how about "if you like your military retirement plan you can keep it".

Rep. Ryan is a big disappointment. How lame is the following?
In a last-ditch effort to gather support for the measure as debate came to a close, Ryan declared, “I was part of the last presidential election. We tried defeating this president. I wish we would have.

“Elections have consequences. [T]o really do what we want, we’re going to have to win elections.”
Rep. Ryan doesn't think winning the House has consequences or his own election as U.S. Representative has consequences. Apparently only winning the White House has consequences.  But, even had he and Mitt Romney won the White House, the Democrats would still have controlled the Senate and could have blocked any budget deal. Seems like for Ryan elections have good consequences for Republicans only if they control both houses of Congress and the Presidency. What kind of leadership is that?


MAX Redline said...

He funded Obamacare.

But he's going to save us money in a decade. Heard that one before.

T. D. said...

Me too. Some have said that this is good politics in not having a government shut down hanging over Republicans until after the 2014 elections so that Obamacare will be the big issue. But, it is awful economics from a guy whose expertise is in economics.

MAX Redline said...

The "shutdown" was a Big Deal only because Barry Cades and his complicit media chose to make it one. Yeah - they had money to rent barricades and pay people to install them and pay people to hang "closed" signs on open-air memorials at the National Mall. Really? And money to try to close off roads around Mt. Rusmore. Really?

And it's all because those wascally wepublicans?

Only the Far Left fell for any of that - and only because they wanted desperately to do so.

The establishment Republicans, like Boner, are no different from the Democratics.

T. D. said...

Max, you rightly noted it was a slim down not a shut down. Republicans didn't make that case, and now they're compounding the mistake by agreeing that a shut down would be really bad. They've lost control of both substance and rhetoric.

MAX Redline said...

They've lost control of both substance and rhetoric.

You've nailed it again, TD. Most disappointing, aren't they?

T. D. said...

Well, the leaders are disappointing, Max. Some of the rank and file have shown that they have character and understanding that those more powerful and well known don't.