The House GOP’s Cunning Budget Plan
Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 9:24 am
Politico gets the early read and the early spin on the House Republicans’ alternative budget plan, focusing on the spin. We don’t know what’s in it, but we know it’s a “TV-friendly stack of budget blueprints.” And while Mike Allen and Victoria McGrane get Republican leaders to talk about how many ideas they’ve presented, and will present, to the White House, they point out that this is a campaign gimmick.
It’s a lot easier to do when all you have to do is talk about it, not pass the legislation. GOP leaders see these Obama alternatives as the starting point for a consistent party message going into next year’s midterms.
The text that has been made public so far is, indeed, all about “limit[ing] the federal budget from growing faster than the family budget” and cutting taxes.
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