Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Where's the R's plan?
You know as well as I do why they haven't put forward a plan, the American people will hate it and provide fodder in the next elections.
But, everyone knows medicare needs to be reformed. Obama is the best President to reform entitlements. But nothing is going to happen until Grover Norquist loses his power. And the tax rates on the rich go up to the Clinton era. He is not elected official. No one elected him. Republicans need to kick him to the curb and remember who they swore alligiance to, who they really work for.
The Republicans get to keep 98% of the Bush tax cuts. Thats a friggin victory for the R's for crissakes.
This is exactly the point I'm trying to make. Why is it up to the GOP? Didn't the Democrats seek and get the opportunity to lead the country for the next four years? Shouldn't the American public have the expectation that THEY provide a serious solution for our 'crisis'?
The proposal that has been put forth by the White House is essentially what they proposed in their last budget which NO ONE, democrat or republican, voted for in the Senate.
Why is it unreasonable to have the expectation that the party in the position of leadership lead? Scant spending cuts when it is obvious to anyone with a brain that nothing will change without serious spending reform is absolutely ridiculous. The GOP will counter with unpopular, yet needed, spending suggestions (which undoubtedly will still be not enough) and be demagogued like hell for it. You know and I know this is the Chicago way. That is not leadership.