Who knew? I was rooting for this guy.
I think someone smoked their lunches. Via Daily What.
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President Obama's campaign made some tasty mince meat of Rick Santorum's deficit cutting brilliance. They maintain that Ricky's ideas would have to "essentially shut down the government or slash retiree benefits to match the president on deficit reduction," per The Hill.
They also attacked Willard Romney's strategy, saying he and Ricky both love them tax cuts and would spend even more money that nobody has on defense, which would add trillions to the deficit over the next 10 years:
"To match the president on deficit reduction, Santorum would have to eliminate all defense and non-defense discretionary spending," [campaign economist Jeffrey] Liebman said. Non-defense discretionary spending includes government "overhead" — salaries, office space, etc. Without it, the government would essentially shut down.
Lieberman said the only way to avoid that would be for Santorum to make deep cuts to retirement benefits for current seniors.
Santorum has vowed to cut spending by $5 trillion over five years, but these cuts do not make up for the tax cuts he proposes, according to the Obama campaign.
“Santorum is definitely operating in fantasyland,” said Liebman, a former deputy director at the Office of Management and Budget. “By far, these are the most unrealistic budget plans I have ever seen.”
Cutting retirement benefits is exactly what they would do, as well as privatizing Medicare, essentially killing it. Just ask Paul Ryan.
Please read the rest here.
Bill Maher nailed it last night. Thank you Mediaite for the video:
Alinksy "died when Obama was ten... was never a communist, or even a socialist..."
And he somehow "controls Barack Obama from the grave."
"Republicans have created this completely fictional president. His name is Barack X, and he's an IslamoSocialist revolutionary who's coming for your guns, raising your taxes, slashing the military, apologizing to other countries, and taking his cues from Europe, or worse yet.. Saul Alinsky!"
"Speaking of Bush... We didn't invent a Bogeyman who tanked the economy, took us to war on false pretenses, and tortured prisoners. That was the actual guy."
"Yes, Obama is anti-work. You remember the bill he championed: The Grab a Corona and Call In Sick Act."
Um... okay. Today's WTF Moment, via The Hill:
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) on Tuesday described in detail an imaginary basketball game he would play with President Obama in which he would explain why he thinks it’s unfair to single out the aviation industry for tax hikes. [...]
“He would probably go to the left corner and sink a three about that time, and I would want to emphasize…that he…seems to be fixated on one specific industry [...]
“And then after I shot and missed it and I would say ‘your ball again, Mr. President,’ I would say as he was trying to drive around me rather successfully, ‘the truth is that these aircraft actually serve as an essential business tool…’” [...]
Roberts story carried on in a similar colloquial style for about 20-minutes and included several elements of basketball including dribbling, Obama stealing the ball, the president “spot [ting] him 10,” a free shot, a hook shot, and the senior senator from Kansas giving the president a “sort of nudge” when he got under the bucket and the president throwing a “sharp elbow” that resulted in a foul.
Hey, whatever dribbles your balls.
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