Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pres. Obama Challenged the GOP to Present a Budget, Still Waiting

President Obama last night challenged the republicans to present an alternative budget plan since they said his was so bad. They accepted his challenge and said they would present an alternative option today at 11:30.

Well, I was suspicious of the time when they announced that, because that was the time of Pres. Obama's Virtual Town Hall. Then I decided well they just wanted to break that up and play a little pull the media in different directions to show who has the biggest. You know the game I mean. They play that a lot.

And that is exactly what MSNBC did. I am not sure what the other cable channels did. I had my TeeVee machine set to it, but was watching the White House on my computer. So, I really wasn't paying much attention to what the rethugs were saying.

After a bit, I noticed that Contessa Brewer seemed a little angry and over Twitter, I saw a message that there wasn't much of a plan. So, I started watching a little closer.

Sure enough.. there wasn't any budget plan. Just a basic outline. Like always, the party of NO, became the party of No new ideas, and No new plan. Because when you look at what they are offering in their outline as their budget. It is laughable.

It is the same as they have been giving us for the last 30 years. Exactly.

Tax cuts, energy plan that Bush gave us, and more tax cuts. That's it. Drill, baby Drill. Tax cuts. Like I said, the party of NO, became the party of NO NEW IDEAS and NO NEW PLAN. If you would like to see for yourself, you can access it here.

But be prepared to be underwhelmed. Here is what Contessa Brewer said:

Brewer: I am very frustrated Mike, because we were waiting for this, we cut away from the President to hear the big build-up. Republicans have a plan, they have ideas, they're not the party of no and all I heard in that news conference was what they don't like about the president's plan.

Like I said, she wasn't happy, and there is no

Huffington Post gives their take on it.

Think Progress has it here and has video with Rep. Mike Pence stammering trying to explain to Norah O'Donnell why there are no numbers. It's pretty funny.


lisahgolden said...

Wow - well, they're getting called out for their hypocrisy which is a welcome thing.

Tango daddy said...

Oh I thought they did real well coming up with nothing overnight but lets just wait till next wednesday these guy need time. You can't dumb down the nation and make yourself look good overnight!!

Broadway Carl said...

Looks like we were watching in amazement at the same time, Annette. And let's not forget that this wasn't an overnight plan by the GOP. They've been bitching and moaning about the budget plan for a couple of weeks now.

DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan's statement was by far my favorite: "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."