Information? You Won’t Get It!

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Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Ryan Grim reports from the House Republicans’ press conference to launch their alternative budget plan, which was previewed on page A-1 of Politico today as a “detailed alternative to President Barack Obama’s policies” and “a big, TV-friendly stack of blueprints.” From Grim:

“Two nights ago, the president said, ‘We haven’t seen a budget yet out of Republicans.’ Well, it’s just not true, because here it is, Mr. President,” said House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), waving a blue document in the air… Other than the tax proposal [to cut the top marginal rate], however, the plan was absent any details. Instead, it hammered the Democratic budget as too expensive.

Reporters — mainstream, liberal and conservative — greeted the Republican document with a collective scoff.

“Are you going to have any further details on this today?” the first asked.

“On what?” asked Boehner.

“There’s no detail in here,” noted the reporter.

Answered Boehner: “This is a blueprint for where we’re going. Are you asking about some other document?”

An example:

Republicans support leveling the playing field through policies that will provide tax incentives for millions more working families and small business owners to obtain access to coverage. Republicans also support breaking down the balkanized barriers within our current health insurance industry, allowing individuals to shop across state lines to purchase affordable policies that best meet their needs.

This is from the Medicare section of the plan.

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8 Comments

Paula
Comment posted March 26, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

And those of us with preexisting conditions can get laughed at across state lines as we try to purchase any insurance. If we use the word affordable, we'll kill the insurance reps with laughter. I'd like to see John McCain deal with the plan he touted on the campaign trail. He would be completely uninsurable without the insurance we the taxpayers, who have a fraction of the money and houses he does, provide for him. If it's outrageous for AIG execs to get bonuses when the taxpayers are supporting them, it's outrageous for Congress to get benefits they refuse to give taxpayers who are supporting them.


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Steven
Comment posted March 27, 2009 @ 6:55 am

You've nailed it with your last sentence, Paula – thanks!


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Comment posted March 28, 2009 @ 11:34 am

We should only consider positive ideas and solutions giving no thought to criticism and politics as usual.
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cy Thompson
Comment posted March 28, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

We should only consider positive ideas and solutions giving no thought to criticism and politics as usual.
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