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When republicans say "where's the president's plan?"?
Do you direct them to his plan http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/sequester/the-pre... or do you pretend he doesnt have one, like Boehner did on Meet the Press?
- BugLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Boehner himself doesn't have a plan.
He keeps saying the House has passed 2 bills and won't do anything until the Senate acts. Except that those bills were passed in the LAST Congress and are dead. The House has NOT passed a single bill THIS TERM to deal with the sequestration - so technically, Republicans don't have a plan either.
Or a clue.
- Texas MikeLv 78 years ago
Did you read it?
It is terrible. He only offers $1.4 trillion in new deficit reductions. Reading the page you will not find the time period anywhere. So I assume it is 10 years. Meanwhile, we are running $1.2trillion/year in the red. Do the math. In 10 years, that will be $12 trillion....less the $1.4 Trillion is still -$10.6 trillion. Meaning no deficit reduction at all. Also, consider he has already run up the bill by $6 trillion.
We have to have a balanced budget to start with and in fact Obama has never had an approved budget .. so how does he know anything?
The answer is he doesn't.
Hint: Bill Clinton reduced the Welfare roles by 58%. Why can't Obama do that? And food stamps too? Clinton thought it would hurt people. But the opposite happened. They prospered.
- Texas MikeLv 68 years ago
Boehner really doesn't have to have a plan. The people voted for the Republicans in the House to control the money. So all Boehner has to say is "you are spending too much and we will not approve it".
Case closed. It is all on Obama.
- LANLv 78 years ago
When will you admit that that "plan" doesn't cut any real spending? All it does is slightly reduce the inflated increases that they originally asked for. You can't provide a single shred of evidence of Obama reducing a single budget item since he took over because he hasn't. You can't even find a single line item that is keeping the same actual spending rate from one year to the next because not one is ever forced to trim their expenses.
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- 8 years ago
Fact free bubble politics.
It does not matter what is relevant to reality, as long as a democrat occupies the white house, whatever the opposition says about Obama unequivocally "must be true".Source(s): history
- ahandle101Lv 78 years ago
Why provide a link instead of just copying and pasting the "plan"? Or is this "plan" so full of political rhetoric and lawyer double-speak that it won't fit in the area Y!A allows for additional details?
- ?Lv 78 years ago
Direct them. But to the GOP mind, any plan that includes even a hint of closing of tax loopholes, is no plan at all.
- Anonymous8 years ago
I try to reason with them, but it's hard to convince mindless racists.
- Anonymous8 years ago
I like the $120 billion and $45 billion in "other" savings...
Otherwise meaning, no plan.
- whoyeahLv 78 years ago
I direct them to this; http://www.starfall.com/n/level-a/learn-to-read/pl...