Thursday, April 02, 2009


I know, I know, you all think I've been down this road before. Yes I have, but I think it's a road we need to keep going down until the Rethuglicans get the message that we're not going to put up with their lies and bullshit anymore.

I found the following at Campaign for America's Future. There is an abundance of links here, and links within the links, and all of them have a lot of information. Follow the links and enlighten yourself with the information contained therein.

Conservative Budgeting: More Poverty AND More Debt!

W. Post: "After getting blasted last week for presenting a budget plan light on details, House Republicans yesterday unveiled a more complete proposal that would cut taxes for businesses and the wealthy, freeze most government spending for five years, halt spending approved in the economic stimulus package and slash federal health programs for the poor and elderly ... the national debt would continue to climb under the GOP plan, topping out at around 75 percent of the economy,"

Ezra Klein puts it in perspective: "These numbers are not right. Though nor is it clear they're really wrong. They're just sort of...made-up. The theory of the Republican plan appears to be that it allows Republicans to say that 'The Republican budget achieves lower deficits than the Democratic plan in every year, and by 2019 yields half the deficit proposed by the president.' And that's sort of true. If the Republican budget were adopted and its assumptions proved accurate, deficits would be lower than Obama is proposing. Also, the economy would collapse and seniors would die in the gutters and schools would crumble and Americans would literally choose to pay higher tax rates than they were being offered. But the estimated deficit would go down a bit."

Wonk Room's Pat Garofalo on conservative difficulty with defending ramifications: "MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer questioned Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) about this, asking “'if you are cutting your tax revenue and cutting spending, how is that going to stimulate the economy?' Shadegg’s response was that drilling for oil offshore and in ANWR would be stimulus enough"

The Plum Line on Senate Republicans: "Will Senate GOP Leadership Join House GOP And Produce Own Budget? Nope."'s Bernie Horn on what to expect from Congress on the budget this week including the blizzard of Senate amendments that may last through Saturday.

CBPP has detailed analysis on the House and Senate budget resolutions.

Media Matters: "Myths and falsehoods relating to President Obama's budget proposal"


Jacob said...

Hey, if the numbers aren't right, they're wrong! "...just sort of...made-up" means they're wrong; really wrong!

How 'bout that surgeon? He didn't really have a clue as to what he was doing, so he "just sort of ... made-up" a surgical plan to remove the brain tumor.

Wasn't really wrong, though.

Ha! Ha!

Grandpa Eddie said...

Jacob - You're correct, wrong is wrong no matter how cross-eyed one looks at them.

Unlike two negatives making a positive, two wrongs do not make a right in this case.

Gordon said...

Fuckin' wingtard can't even add. The Dems got Congress in '06, took office in 'o7. That's 2 years, not 4.

Maybe he did the Repuglican't budget...

If not, well God bless those that should've ben aborted long before now.

Fucker can't spell either. Probably went to school under NCLB.

Yes, God bless you, American Patriot. John Wayne, my ass. The Duke wasn't in the service and probably neither were you.


Grandpa Eddie said...

Due to editing, the comment, gag, before Gordon's was removed.

Nancy said...

So sorry I missed the troll comment - NOT! Good post, Grandpa Eddie. The Party of NO is soooo 2 century's ago. With any luck, things will turn around with no thanks to them. Honestly, they all have made themselves look like everyone's "Uncle Demented." You know. The one you hate to admit you're related to. Rush Limpy is leading the charge.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Nancy - I can always send you the comment the piece of shit, racist, fascist conservatard left if you would like.

Gordon said...

Please forgive me if I overstepped my bounds. Shit like that pisses me off.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Oh, no Gordon, anytime one of my friends wants to step up to the plate and lay into a fucking fascist like you did is welcome to it.

I don't have any problem with someone else hitting the bastard before I get a chance to smack 'em.

I deleted it as soon as I saw it after getting up this morning 'cause I didn't want to leave it there until I was awake enough to respond.

BTW, thanks for smacking the fascist fuck-face!

Nancy said...

I so agree with you about friends being welcome to smack down trolls on our blogs! My friends are welcome to blast away! Good response, Gordon. Eddie, send to email. Thanks.