Thursday, April 14, 2011

On The Budget, Yesterday's Obama Is The One We Need

No more trying by the President to please Capitol Hill video star and self-proclaimed budget wizard Paul Ryan and John Boehner and Donald Trump and other GOP and Tea Party ideologues.

Their plan - - Ryan's, which earns a preliminary, troubling Washington Post fact-checking rating - - protects the top 2% of earners with permanent tax cuts while substituting a voucher for Medicare down the road you can spend in the private health care market.

I'd like to see these righty/libertarian leaders get off their Congressional health care plan and take the risk right now to see if a voucher would keep them healthy.

Here's the Post's ruling over Ryan's plan in the paper's version of PolitiFact:

We have only scratched the surface, but a pattern is emerging. As with President Obama’s budget, the Ryan budget plan relies on dubious assertions, questionable assumptions and fishy figures. The ideas may be bold, but the budget presentation falls short of his claim that he is getting rid of budget gimmicks.

Two Pinocchios
Significant omissions and/or exaggerations. Some factual error may be involved but not necessarily. A politician can create a false, misleading impression by playing with words and using legalistic language that means little to ordinary people.


Scott said...


What on earth are you talking about. Obama is a joke!! He is not leading. What is his plan, tax, tax, tax. Taxing the rich is not going to get us out of this. But the left is to stupid to see this. Obama is in way over his head. Paul Ryan has not economic intelligence in a zit on his face than Obama has. That speech that our campaigner and faux leader gave yesterday, was unconstructive and highly partisan. This President would not know a leader if it bit him on the head.

I am saying this as someone who thought Obama was different. That speech yesterday was terrible. If you cannot see that then you are just a partsian hack.

James Rowen said...

Well, thanks for sharing that.

Anonymous said...

How is Ryan still alive? How has he not been eaten by his own?
He can propose a system of rationing of healthcare? WTF !!!!
Vouchers have been used by evil socialist empires in Armenia and the Soviet Union as well as fagotty socialist Europe.

Why hasn't the Right buried Ryan in Freedom Fries and contempt? Is communist rationing of healthcare now suddenly okay?
Paulyevich Ryanoslovenka is bringing Mother Russia to our land!! stop him before we all start eating borscht and playing the balalaika

also what the ever-lovin' F. does this sentence mean?

"Paul Ryan has not economic intelligence in a zit on his face than Obama has"

Who has the zit? Ryan? Obama? is it a talking intelligent zit? Like one of those horrible talking mucus things on TV commercials? or maybe like one of those singing warts?
Will the Intelligent Zit be joining the line-up of Republican Presidential candidates?
If Ryan has the zit, will he be selling ProActiv on cable?
Or does the Zit have a right to life? Must Ryan carry it to full term and then nurture it for the rest of his life? Zit Life begins at conception!!!
Don't forget that very soon, if a Person from South Dakota tries to eradicate this intelligent Zit, murder of that eradicator will be justifiable homicide.

Well anyways, if the Zit gets a blog, I hope it joins the Cheddarsphere.

Reagan's Disciple said...

Ryan has more credibility on the budget than Obama will ever hope to have.

Strange that we haven't seen an unveiling of the Obama budget plan yet..... better start running the currency presses!

Ron R said...

Not only haven't we seen any budget plan from Obama, we haven't seen a budget plan from Obama since he was elected. The idea he expressed in his speech was tax and tax more, and his pattern since he was elected has been to spend and spend more.