Skip to comments.How will President Obama respond this year to Chairman Ryan's lower deficits and debt?
Posted on 03/20/2012 8:25:20 AM PDT by PhxRising
This is the third in a three part post.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryans newly released budget poses an identical strategic challenge to the President as last year. I recommend you watch the President carefully this week to see whether and how he responds.
Key strategic point: Last year President Obamas fiscal strategy was to claim to match Republicans on deficit and debt reduction, then point out that he did so in a way that he claimed better fit the priorities of most Americans. The difference, the President wanted to claim, was not in deficits or debt, but in how he and the Republicans reached the same end goal. His budget, the President argued, was both fiscally responsible and more compassionate because he raised taxes rather than cut spending deeply.
Rewind one year
Early last February the President proposed a budget. About two months later Chairman Ryan proposed a budget that would have resulted in significantly lower deficits and less debt than the Presidents proposal. This undermined the Presidents public strategy, so a week later the President counter-offered. He released a new budget proposal that he claimed matched the Ryan budget on deficits and debt.
Today President Obama faces the same strategic challenge he did last year at this time. The President has two options.
Stick with his February budget proposal and take the lumps for proposing higher deficits and more debt than House Republicans. Counterattack by characterizing Chairman Ryans spending cuts as severe. As he did last year, publicly modify his February budget proposal to [claim to] match Chairman Ryans deficits and debt but with more tax increases and fewer spending cuts.
(Excerpt) Read more at keithhennessey.com ...
Obama: “Paul Ryan is a poopie head and eats boogers.”
Fawning Media Report: “Obama said Ryan’s plan is unrealistic, and doesn’t take into account various factors in a complex economy”.
Voter reaction: “Obama is sooooo smart!”
obama will respond to Rep. Ryan’s budget the way he always does in this kabuki theater act; he will have his loyal stooge Harry Reid kill any attempt to bring the budget up for a vote or even floor debate in the Senate. Harry will bleat about how it’s “irresponsible” and “reckless” to have a budget at all, or whatever delusional excuse he wants to come up with this year. And obama’s compliant propaganda organs in the media will give him another pass.
He will ignore it just like his media that he holds in the palm of his hand.
The sheeple will no care. After all, it is all about birth control and the church denying the rights of women everywhere!
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said Mr. Ryans budget fails the test of balance, fairness and shared responsibility.
You know what is REALLY unfair and dodges responsibility? The Obama debt going from 100% of GDP in 2011 to 500% of GDP in 50 years! Talk about irresponsibility!