I Like John Boehner’s Definition of Balance

Posted: July 19, 2011 in debt, politics
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Everyone has his own definition of balance when it comes to the debt reduction debate in Washington, but it seems as if Representative John Boehner has it right–again.

The “Cut, Cap, and Balance” legislation, in front of the House, would make huge spending cuts on entitlements and not include one dime in tax increases on the rich (or anyone else).

That’s balance personified.

Boehner puts it well:

“The President said he wanted a balanced plan. That’s what this is–a balanced plan. He gets his increase in the debt ceiling. We get real cuts in spending and real reform that will make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

That seems reasonable to me–major cuts, a balanced budget, and not one dime in new taxes–completely balanced. Republicans get what they want–no increased revenue (code for attacking the rich), and Democrats get what they want–a continuation of government (code for more social programs for the poor and lazy).

What seems completely imbalanced would be a blend of spending cuts and tax increases, especially since the tax increases would include a cancellation of the Bush Tax Cuts and closing tax loopholes for the wealthy. There is nothing balanced about always attacking the rich.

Let the poor (those who have to depend on Social Security, Medicare, and Unemployment Insurance) suffer for a change. They’ve had it way too easy for way too long.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Thank God that some in Congress are willing to stand up and fight for the rich.

  1. Auto 5 says:

    This is satire, right?

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