April 10, 2011

SAD? :

GOP wins battle of the budget and will continue to win if Obama and Democrats don't get a plan (Joshua Greenman, April 10th 2011, NY Daily News)

IT WAS half sad, half funny. After weeks of failing to reach an agreement on a budget, after getting the country all worked up about a shutdown, the speaker of the House and Senate majority leader and President took to the airwaves late Friday night to herald their great achievement in cutting $38 billion, calling it a historic compromise.

Democrats - who not long ago were warning us that significant near-term budget cuts would cost jobs - pretended it was some kind of victory for them.

Wrong. This budget deal is a major win for the Republicans. Like the President's concession on extending the Bush tax cuts for top-income earners, it's confirmation that the GOP currently controls the terms of this debate.

They promised they'd get billions in cuts this year, and that's precisely what they delivered.

Posted by at April 10, 2011 7:02 AM

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