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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:16 PM

The Rude Pundit - In Brief: The House GOP Offered Jackshit on the Budget Today

Here's everything you need to know in one line about House Speaker John Boehner's "proposal" or "counter-offer" to President Obama's plan on avoiding the fiscal cliff or slope or waterboard or whatever: "If we were to take your Administrationís proposal at face value, then we would counter with the House-passed Budget Resolution."

That very loud "Fuck you" punctuated by a fart is from Boehner's letter to Obama laying out the GOP's plan for tackling the imminent rise of tax rates coupled with the cuts of sequestration. In other words, they offered nothing new from where they were in April 2011. It lowers the top income tax rate to 25%, still claims it gets rid of unnamed loopholes (no, seriously, in their own fucking FAQ, the GOP can't name the loopholes on the chopping block), and cuts food stamps. Oh, and it repeals Obamacare.

In other words, it's the Ryan budget, gang. Boehner keeps calling last month's election a "status quo" one, as if the loss of the presidency and seats in both houses of Congress was no signal at all. This is not to mention, of course, the abject rejection of Paul Ryan (and that other guy).

In otherer words, we're not getting a goddamned thing done with these preening bastards whose idea of compromise is to say, "Tell you what: you cut off your balls and then we'll fuck your wife in the ass. Deal?" At some point, it's not just stubborn. It's evil.

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2012/12/in-brief-house-gop-offered-jackshit-on.html

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:04 PM

1. This is a real opportunity to break with the "bipartisan" BS

I wonder whether that chance will be taken?

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:04 PM

2. I just wish the Rude Pundit would tell us......

..... what he really thinks!

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:37 PM

3. The Rude Pundit and martinis go well together.

Very well, in fact.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:57 PM

4. Shhh, let's pretend there's nobody home

Since he's pretending the election didn't happen.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:23 PM

5. Jackshit is being rather optimistic

AFAIC, it's worse than jackshit, it's actually more of the same BULLshit that they have been feeding us for more than 30 years.
It's no deal, it's a give away to the rich. Their "plan" doesn't lower the deficit, it actually raises it, and lowers the upper tax rate, and takes away benefits which are enjoyed by most of the population.
This is worse than a fuck you, it's more like an "up your ass with splintered glass" proposal.

Neither side wants to cut the military budget.
Neither side wants to cut subsidies for fossil fuels.
Neither side wants to raise capital gains taxes.
Neither side wants to have a transaction tax for investments.
Neither side wants to invest in infrastructure or renewable energy.

These are the only ways that we can get rid of the deficit.

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