February 17, 2008

McGOVERN, MONDALE, DUKAKIS, GORE, KERRY, OBAMA...:

Obama's Trillion-Dollar Spending Plan (James Pethokoukis, 2/14/08, US News)

Here are the priciest parts:

* A $65 billion-a-year health plan
* $15 billion in green energy spending
* $85 billion in tax cuts and credits
* A $25 billion-a-year increase in foreign aid
* $18 billion a year in education spending
* $3.5 billion for a national service plan

Put it all together, and we are talking about a $200 billon plan, $800 billion over four years. And that does not even include fixing the alternative minimum tax, a $50 billion-a-year item that will assuredly get passed.


Folks are so caught up in racial identity they're losing track of the Senator's political identity: standard issue liberal. The GOP can win these contests in its sleep.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 17, 2008 11:15 AM
Comments

Time for Rush to get a really clever jingle along those lines up and running. Playing it as bumper music until it has permeated everyone's noggin that this guy is dangerous.

Posted by: erp at February 17, 2008 1:52 PM

Every time a liberal proposes a big spending program, I want someone to pull out some charts that show what Social Security, Medicare, etc. were supposed to cost, and what they actually did cost. "So based on past experience, Senator, isn't your '$65 billion a year health plan' going to quickly become a $200 or $300 billion a year health plan?"

And more foreign aid? All McCain has to do is point out the billions we already spend, pretty much all of which is unpopular with the average voter.

Posted by: PapayaSF at February 17, 2008 5:41 PM
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