As MSNBC reported earlier, economists have analyzed the GOP's proposed budget cuts and it doesn't look too good for Mr. "Where are the jobs?" John Boehner. Economist predicts GOP cuts would cost 700,000 jobs: A report by economist Mark Zandi
February 28, 2011

As MSNBC reported earlier, economists have analyzed the GOP's proposed budget cuts and it doesn't look too good for Mr. "Where are the jobs?" John Boehner.

Economist predicts GOP cuts would cost 700,000 jobs:

A report by economist Mark Zandi from Moody’s says that Republicans’ plan to cut spending would cost 700,000 jobs through 2012, the Washington Post reports.

Republicans, however, are pushing back, trying to discredit Zandi (who was an economic adviser to John McCain's campaign), calling him the "chief architect" of the stimulus.

"When considering the latest study from Mark Zandi on the GOP’s efforts to rein in government spending, let’s not forget that he was the chief architect of the Democrats’ failed stimulus plan," wrote Brian Patrick, a spokesman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "Even as unemployment climbed into the double digits, Mr. Zandi continued to defend this failed policy. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that he would come out against the GOP’s common-sense efforts to put an end to more stimulus-style spending."

Rep. Robert Andrews joined Cenk Uygur to discuss the proposed cuts to the budget and the fact that they're not getting much support from the public.

"My prediction is at the end of the day, the Republicans will blink because two-thirds of the public doesn't want us to walk away from education, from health care, from the things that make this country go," Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ) told MSNBC.

"Our side will win the argument," Rep. Andrews told MSNBC's Cenk Uygur.

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