…and you know the next line, too.
Many people knowledgeable about the federal budget said House Republicans could not keep their campaign promise to cut $100 billion from domestic spending in a single year. Now it appears that Republicans agree.
As they prepare to take power on Wednesday, Republican leaders are scaling back that number by as much as half, aides say, because the current fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, will be nearly half over before spending cuts could become law.
Now aides say that the $100 billion figure was hypothetical, and that the objective is to get annual spending for programs other than those for the military, veterans and domestic security back to the levels of 2008, before Democrats approved stimulus spending to end the recession. — NYTimes
As the Times points out, the mythical $100 billion goal was recited in the ‘Pub’s manifesto, “A Lie Pledge to America;” Paul Ryan, the new chair of the House Budget Committee; and of course, new Speaker of the House John Boner. Among others.
La la la. Lie lie lie. Nibbity nibbity nibbity.
You’re a fool if you’re surprised by this, and you’re two fools if you’re surprised but okay with it. As are most of the ‘Pubs, the lobbyists who own them, and the wingnuts who gleefully waved them in.
The new ‘Pubs in charge of the House intend to begin business this session with a verbal, word-by-word reading of the US Constitution into the record. This sick little piece of theater is another in a long line of meaningless gestures your elected oafs pull rather than address genuine problems. Remember Bob Ney – as in “bray,” not to be confused with his colleague Tom DeLay – and his masterful response to terrorism? Angered over the refusal of France to cooperate with the military during Monkey Boy’s ill-advised wild goose chase of WMDs in Iraq, he ordered the House cafeteria to change the name from French to “Freedom Fries.” Yeah, he was standing tall on principle while shrapnel riddled American soldiers to bloody rags.
Same as the old boss.