The GOP Budget: Almost To The Point Where We’re Almost There

By Jesse Taylor
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 16:23 EDT
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imageRep. Paul Ryan discusses the Republican alternative budget in the Wall Street Journal today, and I must say, it is very close to being something that could serve as the foundation for a series of ideas which could become a budget.

It has many of the hallmarks of something which would be considered a budget. For instance: statements. Also: numbers. Although the numbers are far more sporadic than the statements. It also mentions the fact that there is a theoretical budget which exists and to which he might be referring, which I personally think is huge.

Reading the meager specifics of the plan, it mainly sounds like Republicans are proposing to do the things they always do, but this time in opposition to an out of control government rather than, you know, in support of it. Which is a step, but it’s sort of like the step of running your terrible offense when you’re down 21 points rather than running your terrible offense when you’re up 7 points.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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