Conservatives to block gigantic budget plan

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Good news: The conservative Freedom Caucus in the House is moving to block the new 10-year budget plan put forth by the Republican leadership.

And why you ask? The highlighted sentence below explains it all:

The fiscal blueprint, released Tuesday by Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga., relies on eliminating health care subsidies and other coverage provided by Obama’s health care law, sharp cuts to Medicaid, and reprises a plan devised by Ryan years ago that would transform Medicare into a voucher-like program for future retirees.

But as in past years, GOP leaders have no plans to implement the severe cuts recommended by nonbinding blueprint. [emphasis mine]

This budget plan is merely a tool to make us think they are cutting things, when they really have no intention of doing so. When they finally get down to writing the real budget the increases will be there, as will funding for Obamacare and many of Obama’s pet projects, as they have been in all the previous years since the Republicans took power in Congress.


  • Wayne

    Yow… getting worse, by the hour now…

    We haven’t had a REAL “Budget” in like 8 years. That-is, they gave up holding-hearing’s and all that other “messy democracy stuff.”
    (What’s a few Trillion $ among “friends” eh?!”)
    [Edward– sarcasm alert ! HAR)

    from my favorite Keynes V. Hayek rap-video:
    (indulge me please)
    “The economy’s not a car, there’s no engine to stall,
    No expert can fix-it, there’s no ‘it’ at all.
    The economy’s us, we don’t need a mechanic,
    Put away the wrenches, the economy’s organic.

    I don’t want to do nothing, There’s plenty to do,
    The question I ponder is, Who Plans for Who?
    Do I plan for myself, or leave it to you?
    I want plans by the many, not by the few.

    Let’s not repeat what created our troubles,
    I want real growth, not a series of Bubbles.
    Stop bailing out loser’s, let prices work,
    If we don’t try to steer them, they won’t go berserk.

    Oversight? The government’s long been in bed,
    with those Wall Street exec’s & the firms that they bled.
    Capitalism is about Profit & Loss,
    You bail out the loser’s, there’s no end to the cost.

    The lesson I’ve learned, is how little we know,
    The world is complex, not some circular-flow.
    The economy’s not a class you can master in College,
    To think otherwise, is the Pretense of Knowledge.

    People aren’t chessmen you move on a board,
    at your whim, their dreams & desires, ignored.
    With political incentives discretion’s a joke,
    Those dial you’re twisting? Just mirrors & smoke.
    We need stable-rules & real market prices.
    So prosperity emerges and cuts short the crisis.

    Give us a chance so we can discover, the most valuable way’s to serve one another.”
    I’m self-funding & I approve this message!

  • Wayne

    Not advocating violence, period.

    A great American once said:

    “This Country, with its Institutions, belongs to the People who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their Constitutional right of Amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember and overthrow it.”
    -Abraham Lincoln

    >Pull the Article 5, Tyranny escape-hatch, now. Before it’s too late.

  • Jwing

    Under communism the Chinese could at least do five year plans. What an insult to the voting public…really, a ten year budget plan that holds no member of the congress, the senate or the president accountable through their terms of office. How convenient.

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