Thursday, April 14, 2011

Boehner: We had to grow the government before we could shrink it

No he didn't actually say that, but that's all I can hear every time he or Eric Cantor (R-Denial) open their mouths to try and explain to me how they just cut $100 billion $38 billion $352 million in 'spending authority' from the federal budget.

I think it is clear the GOP leadership simply does not understand the desire for reduced government at all levels. Perhaps years on the inside have made them impervious to such desires.

It's also possible that there isn't a real majority out there for cuts and that small government true believers will never be more than a remnant.  Maybe that's true, but we don't know for sure yet. 

In the mean time, what he said-

F*** it all. Shut it down. Burn it down. The hell with it all.
2012? Who cares?
Dad 29:
Oh, the usual BS and flimflams.

Nancy has balls and Boehner is...[go read the whole thing!]


Cindy K. said...

So you don't think there's a chance WaPo is spinning it just a bit?

Jeremy R. Shown said...

I think there is plenty of spin to go around. It's too bad too much of it is coming from GOP leadership.

I think the acid test will be total spending in 2011 compared to 2009 & 2010. Remember those were the stimulus years. If we are still spending at or anywhere near those two years, or if we start getting the cuts measured relative to these years, then we have a major problem.