The Republican “Budget”

The Republican “Budget”

I’ve been trying to figure out what to say about the House Republicans’ new “budget“. I think it’s pretty neat that they decided to use those cute bubbles instead of numbers. Maybe next week they’ll present their budget using interpretive dance or little animated jelly beans.

I also like the way they say serious-sounding things like this:

“Republicans believe that future generations should not be burdened by mountains of debt for the misguided choices made by Democrats today. Instead, working families should be able to keep more of what they earn and pass those savings to future generations.” (p. 10)

— and then go on to propose a whole raft of new tax cuts and only one specific spending cut, “ending the bailouts”. The whole thing has a sort of Dada quality to it that’s almost endearing. But I wasn’t sure what level of ridicule could possibly be adequate to it.

Luckily, Nate Silver has the answer:

Via John Cole, a Fark thread has some interesting suggestions:

There are lots more where that came from. Enjoy!

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