A budget without numbers! What will they think of next!
The DNC is on the case:
The House Republican "budget" was appearently unveiled today. Don't miss Hari's quote below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14A9z6d9RTg
Please find, below, our reaction to the House Republican "budget" proposal released this afternoon:
I'm all for changing the way we do business in Washington, but proposing a 'budget' that doesn't use numbers may be too much for me. After 27 days, the best House Republicans could come up with is a 19-page pamphlet that does not include a single real budget proposal or estimate. There are more numbers in my last sentence than there are in the entire House GOP 'budget.' While there had been talk that House Republicans were overriding their Senate counterparts to offer a budget alternative, it's clear after this announcement that neither of them have anything to offer but criticism --DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan.
FLASHBACK - This Morning Before The Release of the House GOP "Budget" - Politico: So the entire House GOP elected leadership will join Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the ranking member of the Budget Committee, for Thursday’s event. “It’s the old ‘I want to see it in writing,’” said a top House Republican official. “They’re going to see it in writing.” Another official said: “We need to hold something up and say, ‘Here are our charts. Here are our graphs. It’s real.’” [3/26/09]
This Afternoon After the Release of the House GOP "Budget" - MSNBC: "It Does Not Have, In the Sense of a Traditional Budget, Numbers."
Contessa Brewer: Mike Viqueira joins me now. I am very frustrated Mike because we’ve been waiting for this, we cut away from the President to hear the big build up: Republican have a plan, they have ideas, they’re not the Party of No. And, all I heard in that news conference is what they don’t like about the President’s plan.
Mike Viqueira: Well Norah - Uh Contessa, not Norah, Contessa, I am going to pass that along. They did hold up this uh John Boehner hold up this budget book here and said now we have a plan here is our budget. What it is is, it is a plan in the broad sense of the term. It outlines what the President wants to do in the various policies areas like energy and healthcare and entitlement reform and things of that nature and it talks about what Republicans want to do in very broad terms. It does not have, in the sense of a traditional budget, numbers with estimates, an estimate for how much they would reduce the deficit things of that nature.