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Revenge of the Tea Party

© Drew Sheneman

After the last disastrous budget fight, you might hope that things would get better. But this time, Paul Ryan’s budget proposal has everyone — left and right — pissed off. The new budget still includes “sweeping cuts to federal health care programs and social programs aimed at the poor” but now the Tea Party caucus is also voting against his budget because it doesn’t go far enough. I guess there is no room for the real solution, which is rolling back Bush’s disastrous tax cuts for the rich, which is what got us into this mess in the first place.

© Ed Stein


One Comment

  1. Arthanyel wrote:

    The fact the Tea Party doesn’t think Ryan’s budget goes “far enough” would MAKE SENSE if they supported rational tax increases – or even expiration of the temporary Bush tax cuts. I agree, Ryan’s budget doesn’t kill the deficit and balance revenues and spending anywhere near as soon as we should be trying to do that.

    But since the Tea Party doesn’t agree to any revenue increases, their objection to the Ryan budget just demonstrates how wildly insane they really are.

    Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 11:53 am | Permalink