An adult approach to the Federal budget

This should be big news tomorrow: New at WSJ: Paul Ryan announces that GOP’s 2012 budget would cut $6.2 trillion in spending over 10 years « Hot Air.  The Democratic proposals on the table would destroy the country.  I say that without hyperbole.  Don’t believe me?  Try borrowing 40% of your spending year after year and see how that works out for you.

I keep hoping against hope that The One will gradually realize that signing on to this plan, or some version of it, is actually in his interest politically. There’s literally nothing he could do to alienate the left to the point where they won’t vote for him — most of them trust his judgment more than they trust their own, an unforeseen side effect of Hopenchange messianism — so he could win over independents by coopting Ryan’s plan and have nothing to fear about losing liberals in the general election. There’d be nothing much to fear from seniors, either: I think Ryan and Boehner are so sincere about tackling this problem that they’ll give O whatever bipartisan cover he needs to get this done. (Boehner has promised as much.)

2 thoughts on “An adult approach to the Federal budget”

  1. My favorite line, and a sad one for the supposed learned amongst us:

    There’s literally nothing he could do to alienate the left to the point where they won’t vote for him — most of them trust his judgment more than they trust their own, an unforeseen side effect of Hopenchange messianism —

    That this is true for the larger Obama-Stash segment of his supporters is a given and really comes at no surprise. But to reduce the so called intellectuals to not much more than a bunch of clamoring cerebral groupies says something. I think what it says is that these people are not all they’re cracked up to be.

    Like

    1. Good point, Dan. Aside from a few on the left who have stepped out to criticize Obama’s hypocrisy and failures, most people are as clueless about what he says and does now as they were when they voted for him.

      P.S. I have no idea why your comment was caught in the moderation queue. Glad it was a light sp*m day and I was able to rescue it!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s