Sarah Palin’s Critique Of The Ryan Budget Misses The Real Problem

Via the great Slublo, Sarah Palin’s not a fan of this year’s House GOP budget proposal.

The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) Budget is not an April Fool’s joke. But it really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem; it STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful government overspending TODAY, instead of speculating years out that some future Congress and White House may possibly, hopefully, eh-who-knows, take responsibility for today’s budgetary selfishness and shortsightedness to do so. THIS is the definition of insanity. Do we still not understand how dangerous it is to allow government to grow unchecked as we shackle ourselves with massive debt – a good portion of which is held by foreign nations who don’t necessarily like us?

Paul Ryan responds in less colorful language.

“I’m a big fan of Sarah Palin and she has been very supportive of my earlier budgets. This cuts more spending than any other budget I’ve ever written,” Ryan said on “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday. “I think she ought to take a look at the details, and I think she’d probably be pretty pleased. If she liked what we did before, she should clearly like what we’re doing here, which is very much in keeping with our constitutional principles: limited government, economic freedom, balancing the budget, creating jobs.”

This is pretty standard stuff for politics….much ado about nothing. Well in this case it’s really, a little ado about the wrong thing.

The Ryan budget was a point of pride for conservatives for awhile because it was supposed to be one of the big things that came from taking the House in 2010. Since then however the House GOP has made it clear they are willing to scrape together a majority for a budget that shows some cuts but not for the actual cuts when it comes time to passing the spending bills.

And no, it has nothing to do with Harry Reid, Barack Obama or needing the Senate. House Republicans themselves just won’t vote for cuts.
The budget resolution is just another way the GOP talks a good(ish) game on spending but their actions, the appropriations process, show they have no interest in curtailing spending of any sort.

I don’t understand the point of the House GOP passing a budget anymore. They won’t get appropriation bills done that will match the spending in them and the top line is set by the new pretend “budget control act” that increased spending above sequester levels.

Why go through with the exercise just to get beat up for a few weeks from both sides for something that in the end is meaningless?

My constructive criticism for the House GOP: Don’t waste capital on this exercise that makes no one happy and accomplishes even less. Save it for something you really want….I don’ t know, amnesty or something.

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I blog about politics and hockey because I sort of understand those things. I'd blog about women but I'll never understand them.

Posted on April 2, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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