The latest Obama-Boehner-Ryan Budget travesty properly reflects just how far – as in low – the Republicans have fallen.
This craven Budget is full of tricks and gimmicks, adds $900 Billion to the National Debt, scraps hard-won spending caps, restores the EX-IM Bank, funds Planned Parenthood and raises the Debt Ceiling for the next two years. This Bill is so embarrassing that Republican “leadership” lowered their heads and slid it under the Senate door in the dead of night to avoid having to face Ted Cruz and other conservatives before the sun came up. Just like vampires.
How bad is this Budget? Well, this Budget is so bad that Marco Rubio actually returned to the Senate to vote against it. You know it’s bad if Rubio skipped a campaign event to vote. He probably thought the Bill increased H-1B Visas for cheap foreign tech workers. Ooops.
And make no mistake; the new Speaker Paul Ryan was behind the scenes pulling the strings on this shameful Budget. That all means one thing: reckless spending will continue under Republican “leadership” just like it did under Democrat “leadership”.
The National Debt was $10 Trillion when the GOP won the House and took control of America’s purse strings in 2010. This Budget scam means it will grow to just south of $20T after six years of Republican rule. Thank you Mr. Boehner, et al.
This Budget has exactly what Obama and the Democrats wanted, top-to-bottom. In other words, this Budget would not be any different than if Democrats had controlled Congress. Ryan is a fiscal Democrat disguised as a Republican. A sheep in sheep’s clothing, as it were. That’s why Obama, Pelosi and Harry Reid heaped so much praise on Ryan. Republicans essentially gave up and threw in the towel before the first round bell.
Ryan is just a sober version of John Boehner without the fake tan, fake tears and stale odor of tobacco. Ryan is a typical establishment Republican: talks tough about not wanting the Speaker’s job; acts tough about not taking the job; swears he won’t take the job; but quickly reverses himself and takes the job when pressured. Not a profile of courage or conviction.
It is very hard to understand why Republicans continue to break their promises of fiscal responsibility. It is most difficult to explain why they continue to betray their own base. Perhaps this latest budget fiasco confirms that Republicans are, in fact, being bribed or blackmailed into submission.
So these questions must be asked AGAIN: Is there any cogent rationale for the Republican Party to exist anymore? Why do conservative Republicans and Tea Party members continue to vote for a Party that repeatedly breaks its promises and does nothing different than Democrats?