To go all Seinfeldian for a moment, what's the deal with Republicans and their refusal to provide details? Remember this collection of GOP evasion and secrecy?
- Paul Ryan would play “leading role” if Romney wins. Then why won’t he answer any questions?
- Romney-Ryan’s fear of the press
- Romney too busy with “flag football” game, avoids questions about talks with Iran
- VIDEO- Gov. Bob “Forced Ultrasound” McDonnell: Questions on specifics about Romney/Ryan budget “laughable”
- VIDEO- Chris Christie: Details schmetails, Mitt Romney’s “not an accountant!” Stop it! This is hard!
- Entire “60 Minutes” VIDEO- Mitt Romney to us “Moochers”: Trust the magic angel!
- Video- Paul Ryan: Explaining tax plan math too time-consuming
- VIDEO: “Mitt Romney, he won’t reveal what’s in his taxes and he won’t tell you what he’d do to yours.”
- VIDEO: Mitt Romney refuses to answer yet another question, this time about his tax plan
Etc., etc., ad nauseam.
Republicans just can't seem to learn from their mistakes, because here we go again. Then again, if Americans knew the details of their plans... fugetaboutit.
Today at a press conference, John Boehner said the following:
There has been no serious discussion of spending cuts so far. And unless there is, there is a real danger of going off the fiscal cliff. [...] So right now all eyes are on the White House…It’s time for the President, Congressional Democrats to tell the American people what spending cuts they’re willing to make.
So your 2011 position still stands, then? I mean, are you still offering, those talks from 2011, is that still the basis here?
Listen, I’m not going to get into the details, but it’s very clear what kind of spending cuts need to occur, but we have no idea what the White House is willing to do.
Pot. Kettle. Elusive.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called on President Obama and Democrats to specify entitlement cuts that could balance their desires for tax increases in a hypothetical deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff,” even though only Republicans have demanded spending cuts to programs like Medicare and Social Security. Despite their support for putting entitlement programs on the chopping block, GOP lawmakers have refused to specify how, or by how much, they would cut the programs.
First, it's not a "fiscal cliff," more like a "fiscal bluff," and a crisis of their own making. Second, they're not entitlements, they're earned benefits.
And third, killing Medicare is not an option, voucherizing is not an option, avoiding direct questions is not an option, but this sure is: Liberals double down: No entitlement cuts.