Thursday, April 02, 2009

Alterna-Budging is hard work

Here’s one of the helpful illustrations accompanying Bob Cesca’s HuffPo article deconstructing the insane alterna-budget offered by insane Republicans. The blue line, of course, denotes Democratic proposals. Also, the Republicans very thoughtfully carried out their projections to the year 2080.

And here’s the plan in a wingnut shell:
Not only does the Republican plan freeze discretionary spending for five years in the midst of a recession which, by most accounts and proved by history, will countermand any sort of economic recovery, but it also cuts taxes by 10 percent for the same Wall Street executives whose actions largely got us into this economic mess in the first place.

In other words: Congratulations, Republicans, you just released a budget that rewards wealthy corporate executives while blocking any attempt to dig us out of the economic catastrophe they created.

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