That was quick. I can still hear Boner's gavel.
WASHINGTON — Many people knowledgeable about the federal budget said House Republicans could not keep their campaign promise to cut $100 billion from domestic spending in a single year. Now it appears that Republicans agree...
... Now aides say that the $100 billion figure was hypothetical, and that the objective is to get annual spending for programs other than those for the military, veterans and domestic security back to the levels of 2008, before Democrats approved stimulus spending to end the recession.
Yet “A Pledge to America,” the manifesto House Republicans published last September, included the promise, “We will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone.”
Really, how can there be an argument: these are the most dishonest guys ever to darken the halls, and they got where they are by deliberate deception, counting on the bottomless gullibility of their voters.
Was there ever a group so thoroughly, so predictably, so obviously -- and so willingly -- deceived?
And before the naysayers (most of whom seem to have slunk off from here, unable to deal with having their bullshit called out) say it: nope, not Obamaphiles. Not even close. He's made good on most of his promises, and where he hasn't, it's not been for lack of trying. But these guys? They never meant a damn thing they said; never intended to do any of it. They've always known it was impossible. Why? Because it's failed every single time starting with Ronnie the Wonderful. Seeing opportunity, they lied their way in on the skids provided by teabaggers, financed by the super-wealthy, and trumpeted non-stop by Fox "news" and the rest of the RWS™.
It was never serious, other than maintaining tax cuts for the rich and the corporate, and calling it good for everyone else. What's so amazing is that, in office for only a day, they haven't even pretended otherwise.