Democrat ‘Budget Plan': Attack the Tea Party and Misquote Reagan

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To hear Democrats tell it, two things cripple the chance for a budget deal: the dastardly tea party, and the GOP’s failure to understand that its beloved Ronald Reagan was actually militantly pro-tax.

Gag me.

The same we-won-the-election-and-elections-have-consequences lefties now cry out for “bipartisanship.” Those who cheered the bulldog way that ObamaCare became law now want the resurgent Republicans to “reach across the aisle,” “set aside partisan rancor” and “put the country first.”

“Watching the extraordinary polarization in Washington today,” said CNN host Fareed Zakaria, “many people have pointed the finger at the tea party. It’s ideologically extreme, refuses to compromise and cares more about purity than problem solving. I happen to agree with much of that critique. … Why has the tea party become so prominent? Why is it able to dominate Washington?”

Answer: President Barack Obama created the tea party.

He ran as a left-wing Democrat and proceeded to govern accordingly. For the first two years of his presidency, he enjoyed supermajorities in the House and the Senate. ObamaCare and the first — and biggest — “stimulus” got through both houses of Congress with virtually zero Republican support. When Republicans put forward their views on tax policy, Obama reminded them of the election results. “I won,” he sniffed.

Fast forward. Voters, in the next election, repudiate the Obama agenda. A majority opposes ObamaCare, and over half of the states’ attorneys general sue to overturn it. Polls show that most Americans believe “stimulus” failed or made no difference. Americans reject as hype the apocalyptic “climate change” warnings used to justify massive government “investment” in “green technologies of the future.”

The Democrats lose control of the House and their supermajority in the Senate. Republicans receive ideological and financial support from the tea party — a truly grass-roots, nationwide uprising against the massive two-year expansion of government and the addition of nearly $4 trillion in new debt. Nearly all House and Senate Republicans sign an anti-tax-hike pledge.

Next it’s showdown. Why, say Republicans, should Congress raise the debt ceiling and enable the government to borrow yet more money, while doing nothing to deal with the reason it needs to keep doing it? It’s about time we had this debate.

Medicare is underfunded, depending upon who does the calculating, by a minimum of $30

Medicaid, a state and federal poverty program, is for many states their fastest-growing expense.

With the debt-to-GDP ratio projected to breech 100 percent this year, the highest since World War II, this historically routine vote on raising the debt ceiling has become a referendum on reckless, unfunded welfare/entitlement spending.

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  • Dan

    The Tea Party infused GOP has one goal and one goal only; to destroy the Presidency­, and if that requires them to destroy the country as well, so be it. They are now our country's biggest threat, as shown here >> http://wp.­me/pNmlT-I­i

    • StephenD

      So tell me how a group of American Citizens, officially unaffiliated with ANY political party can hold so much sway and wield so much power as to be "our country's biggest threat?"
      Ordinary citizens coming together with one voice on some issues is a "threat" to you?!?
      You are in fact, calling the GOP Freshmen the biggest threat aren't you? You sly dog….
      Why didn't you just say so? You hate the new Republicans because they were voted in by ordinary Americans and not supported by SEIU, ACORN, NAACP, Weather Underground, New Black Panther Party, CAIR, etc., etc.
      See, this is how it is supposed to work. Informed people rise up and vote for those that will best represent them. I happen to love it.
      If you are threatened by that, well there is always Cuba.

  • Steve Chavez

    OBAMA, Reid's Rats and Pelosi's Puppies, won't pass any Republican debt bill because as PELOSI SAYS, "WE HAVE TO PASS THE BILL BEFORE WE KNOW WHAT'S IN IT" and those stupid Republicans have let the tea out of the bag and revealed everything in their bill for all to see before their voting on it!

    The best weapon to use against the DemocRats Propaganda War is to use their OWN WORDS AGAINST THEM AND PELOSI'S IS THE KO PUNCH!