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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Republican Plans Too Awful To Speak About

In an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" over the weekend, House Minority Leader John Boehner suggested that now is not the time to talk about republican solutions to create jobs, reduce deficits or restore certainty to the Social Security and Medicare safety nets.

CHRIS WALLACE: But forgive me, sir. I mean, isn't the right time to have the adult conversation now before the election when you have this document? (Pledge To America)
JOHN  BOEHNER: Chris, this is what happens here in Washington. When you start down that path, you just invite all kinds of problems. I know. I've been there. I think we need to do this in a more systemic way and have this conversation first. Let's not get to the potential solutions. Let's make sure Americans understand how big the problem is. Then we can begin to talk about possible solutions and then work ourselves into those solutions that are doable.

While on the campaign trail,  GOP Senate candidate Ron Johnson also said he did not plan to lay out in detail what federal programs he would cut.

"There's billions of dollars . . . that from my standpoint would be available for cutting. But I'm not going to get in the game here and, you know, start naming specific things to be attacked about, quite honestly," said Johnson during an appearance at the Milwaukee Press Club.
What is it exactly that republicans plan on doing that is so terrible that they are afraid to tell us?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The answer, anything.

If you cut any programs, then you are pinned as evil to that organization. Everybody wants a balanced budget, but nobody wants to be the one to get their funding cut.

Ron Johnson is just playing it safe and keeping his cut plans quite so as not to lose popularity with any groups. It's called politics.

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