Friday, March 27, 2009


Recently President Obama challenged congressional republicans to quit their bellyaching and come up with their own budget proposal if they weren't happy with what the White House was offering. The republicans responded by coming up with their own budget, sort of.

When House Republican leaders called a press conference Thursday to show their "alternative budget" it was woefully thin on specifics. But, as if they've been in some time capsule of ignorance for the past 8 years, it included one major policy proposal: a huge tax cut for the wealthy.

Unfortunately for the republicans, reporters greeted the Republican document with what can only be called a collective chuckle. From Ryan Grim, we get this scintillating exchange between a reporter and Minority Leader John Boehner:

"Are you going to have any further details on this today?" the first asked.

"On what?" asked Boehner.

"There's no detail in here," replied the reporter.
If you're wondering why Boehner is so clueless, perhaps it has something to do with the basic outlines of their plan, which I post here for your viewing (humor):

Seriously, republicans need to pick it up. No democracy is credible for long if the competition is incompetent, tone deaf, and clueless.

- Mark

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