Thursday, March 26, 2009


From the House Republicans' 19-page semi-budget plan:

With regard to entitlements, Republicans support the notion that wealthy seniors like Warren Buffett and George Soros can afford to pay $2 per day more for their Medicare prescription drug coverage.

What? Really? If Republicans didn't support means-testing Medicare and Democrats did, wouldn't Republicans call it a tax increase, and an attempt to pit class against class and punish success?

(In case you weren't paying attention, this was a change Bush supported also.)

Yes, the House Republicans did manage to get in a swipe at Antichrist Soros. There's an ACORN reference in there, too. In fact, Soros and ACORN are mentioned once each -- exactly as many times as Social Security, which you'd think would come up a few times in, y'know, a budget. Or even a 19-page semi-budget.

A word that does not appear even once in the document is "Democratic" -- it's always the "Democrat budget," the "Democrat plan," and (of course) the "Democrat spending binge." Yeah, this is a really new, fresh Republican Party, isn't it?

Oh, and here's my favorite passage:

Democrats assume that the free-market system has failed and that a more robust federal government must now rescue the nation. The American people reject that notion and know, as Republicans do, that government has failed and that this financial crisis is the result of decades of misguided government policies that interfered with the free-market.

Yup, that's right. Capitalism has worked just fine! Republicans know that -- and the American people agree!

Delusional. Delusional.

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