Dean smacks down Scarborough: Budget criticism ‘total nonsense’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 8:59 EDT
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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough criticized President Obama’s budget proposal Wednesday morning. “Did we choose this? He always talks about moving this in a new direction. Fiscally this is going down the same path that George Bush and Republicans took us down eight years,” Scarborough asserted.

Howard Dean interrupted, “Joe, that’s total nonsense.”

“In your heart that the spending proposed in this budget, what we are bailing out wall street, is unsustainable,” argued Scarborough.

Dean disagreed. “First of all, there’s — there’s no federal balance sheet affected by the Geithner proposal to deal with getting the toxic assets off. They very wisely put a lot of private money into that and that’s guaranteed by the federal government and we are going to end up making money off that,” explained Dean. “Second of all, we are not nationalizing health care. We are giving the American people a choice of what they want to do. Which is a lot better than not giving them the choice,” he said.

This video is from MSNBC’s Morning Joe, broadcast Mar. 24, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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