Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Editorial by Committee

Shorter PNJ editorial:
  • Republicans have become nothing but "the party of 'no'."
  • Republican legislation over the past decade is responsible for 97 percent of the "projected $2 trillion swing into the red" since 2000, when Bill Clinton left a $230 billion dollar budget surplus.
  • Republican claims that their budget proposals would cut $75 billion from the budget are fantasy. Even the Cato Institute found they "only $5 billion in actual program cuts" at best.
  • Republicans in Congress are pretending George W. Bush "never existed — but Ronald Reagan is alive and well."
  • So, the all the fiscal trouble we're in is the fault of Obama and Democrats who need to "actually join [the] debate."
What? Run that by us again, please.

Dept. of Amplification

Shorter and more coherent, from Pulitzer Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman:
The moral here is that right now the GOP literally has no ideas about how the nation should actually be governed.

And the scary thing is that lack of ideas seems to be a winning platform.


Anonymous said...

But we can pay for health care for all and it will be run as efficiently as:

the Social Security administration,

the education system-are we ahead of any 3rd world countries in education, just wondering which ones?

the job stimulus-create a government job to check the progress of the stimulus and more government jobs to oversee and more to focus on corrective measures

Anonymous said...

Health care run by the government is pretty popular with veterans, Medicare recipients, Medicaid people, congressmen, and federal workers.

Anonymous said...

Shhh, don't try to confuse them with facts.