Jon Stewart summarizes GOP budget plan: Jump off the fiscal cliff voluntarily

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 0:34 EDT
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On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart noted that Republicans proposed a budget plan that was eerily familiar so-called fiscal cliff — the very thing their budget plan was supposed to avert.

The fiscal cliff would reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 years through across-the-board spending cuts to domestic and defense programs. The budget proposed by Republicans would also cut approximately $1.2 trillion, but almost entirely from domestic spending.

“This has 1.2 trillion in cuts, but they’re saying, ‘Why don’t we just make the whole thing cuts to entitlements and domestic spending and not cut defense at all?” Stewart said. “Basically, they’re trying to entice the Democrats by saying, ‘I don’t want you to fall off this cliff, so why don’t you voluntarily jump off this steeper cliff? But don’t worry, your fall will be cushioned by lava.”

Stewart mocked Democrats for saying the GOP budget plan wasn’t “balanced” instead of laughing in Republicans’ faces and comparing the budget to “Stalin fucking a Bald Eagle.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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