Mitch McConnell on This Week was asked if the GOP had a comprehensive altervative budget proposal to what the Democrats have offered. McConnell's replies that the GOP is going to be offering amendments rather than a comprehensive proposal.
McConnell: We are going to offer a number of amendments to the Democratic proposal.
Stephanopoulos: But no comprehensive budget?
McConnell: Well it will reframe what the Democrats recommend for America for the next five and ten years and I assure you that the amendments that we offer will not lay out a blueprint for doubling the national debt in five years and tripling it in ten years. That is not what we think.
Stephanopoulos: But shouldn't you have to have a comprehensive approach that lays out the trade offs? If you just have rifle shot amendments then you don't have to make all the trade off that you have to make in an overall budget.
McConnell: Well we're just sort of getting down in the weeds here on procedure. Through the amendment process we would absolutely reformulate the Democratic plan. Whether you have a comprehensive approach or whether you offer an amendment approach is something that parliamentarians can debate. But the point is, we're going to have alternatives just like we had alternatives when they offered the massive stimulus package. We would have spent half as much money. We would have fixed housing and put money back into the pockets of taxpayers. So we have offered alternatives all along the way and we will offer numerous alternatives on the budget when it comes up.
So in other words, NO. They have no proposal and again they're going to do nothing but obstruct. Stephanopoulos is right and the GOP's "rifle shot" approach allows them to take shots at what the Democrats are doing without having to actually say what they would do instead.