April 2, 2009

Rob Nabors, Deputy Director for Management and Budget, gives his no-nonsense take on the so-called Republican alternative budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).

DNC leader Tim Kaine was just as dismissive yesterday.

"The House GOP budget would be just an April Fool’s day joke if it didn’t actually reflect the true priorities of House Republicans and what they would do if they had the votes in Congress to pass their own plan. Their budget relies on the failed economic policies that drove the U.S. economy into its deepest spiral in decades," he said in a statement.

"If House Republicans had their way and the budget they outlined today were adopted, President Obama’s economic recovery program, which is already saving and creating jobs throughout the country, would be gutted, Medicare as we know it would all but be all but eliminated, Social Security checks would be slashed and a proposed spending freeze on discretionary programs would cut essential services – from health care and support for veterans to education to job training - that Americans most depend on when the economy is in crisis."

The Wall Street Journal gave the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee high visibility to feature their nonsense yesterday, an April Fool's joke.

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