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  •  And that's such a patent line of bullsh!t (10+ / 0-)

    I suspect that they simply don't know how to write a budget. Their lead guy is Ryan and he's completely incompetent, he's got them all conned that he's a numbers wizard, a Wonk Extraordinaire and none of them are smart enough to see through his flimflam. They've purged all of the people that are capable of pulling together that massive job that is a Federal Budget and unfortunately, only the House can write them.
    They failed to write a budget last year either, btw. And the budgets before that were Pelosi's House.
    Last year's budget process was to take Obama's proposal and black out most of it with magic markers then stomp their feet and threaten to burn down the Capitol until this sequester deal was hatched. meanwhile continuing resolutions kept some of Pelosi's budget in place.
    Now it's come around again and the tantrums are back, too.
    They claim they have given Obama a budget "3 times". It was that Ryan paper, the one that everyone that looked at it tore it to shreds. The one that would eviscerate the Medis and makes the BushTaxCuts permanent, while repealing Obamacare. The one that is "a budget with no numbers". The one that the voters just rejected overwhelmingly just last month.
    Never attribute to evil what is, as likely, stupidity. I believe they are just completely incompetent, living proof of their axiom that government=FAIL.
    No, pal, it only fails like this when you guys run it. When competent people run it, government actually works.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 06:07:09 PM PST

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    •  Quote from Ryan's Budget: (3+ / 0-)

      “First, any value in the balances in the Social Security Trust Fund is derived from dubious government accounting. The trust fund is not a real savings account. From 1983 to 2011, it collected more Social Security taxes than it paid out in Social Security benefits. But the government borrowed all of these surpluses and spent them on other government programs unrelated to Social Security. The Trust Fund holds Treasury securities, but the ability to redeem these securities is completely dependent on the Treasury’s ability to raise money through taxes or borrowing.”

      WTF is that supposed to mean? How anyone could have voted for this slimebucket I have no explanation.

      "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

      by leftreborn on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:55:57 PM PST

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    •  remember that "budget" they put out (2+ / 0-)
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      that didn't have any numbers in it? Heh.

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