Friday, January 07, 2011

GOP Promises

Gosh, those "cut spending" slogans sounded so good during the campaign season. It swept them into office, but now that they're in charge of the purse strings, I've yet to see a single GOPer make even one suggestion for a specific program cut. That most especially includes our new Speaker. When asked the question, John "Big Gavel" Boehner came up empty:
In an interview set to air tonight, NBC’s Brian Williams asked Boehner to name a specific item he’d cut, and Boehner couldn’t deliver:

WILLIAMS: Name a program right now that we could do without.

BOEHNER: I don’t think I have one off the top of my head.
It's not like Republicans haven't had the last two years, and certainly the last two months, to come up with even a couple of specifics. But I read somewhere yesterday that they've already filed at least 20 bills with the word repeal in them. The "repeal everything the Democratic party accomplished" seems to be the only promise they've managed to keep. As Think Progress points out:
During just their first couple of days in control of the House, Republicans have voided loads of promises when it comes to the budget, including halving their promised budget cuts for the current year (cuts which they now say were “hypothetical”) and exempting their first bill from their own budget rules.
Source links embedded at TP's post. Going to be so much "fun" for the next two years. Of course, on the bright side, we won't run out of blogging fodder. So there's that...

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Ruth said...

Funny; the billboard the wingers took here said in big letters; Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Those jobs seem to have meant the ones they got.

3:14:00 PM  
Blogger Southern Beale said...

Don't know if you saw it but now Boehner claims this was an "ambush" interview.

LOL. What a bunch of WATBs.

3:35:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Yeah Ruth, all those new TP Congressmen sure put a dent in the unemployment rate. Will be curious to see if their voters get a clue and get mad.

LOL SoBeale. Been out all day but how typical. A scheduled interview with a major broadcaster "an ambush" by that wicked librul media... Sadly the rubes will probably buy it.

6:24:00 PM  

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