Dems Freak Over Ryan Budget – A Budget That Still Increases Spending

Democrats are freaking out over Paul Ryan’s budget. They even compared it to baby poop. Seriously.

“Let me just say the Republican budget is the same baby with a new diaper and eventually this diaper will have to be changed once again,” Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) told reporters before a caucus meeting.

“Everyone knows that the Ryan budget is almost a sleight of hand. We know that what’s on paper is horrible but the words that come out of their mouths would make you believe that they want to do something to help the American people,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio). “…We all know if you listen to any economist, austerity is not the way to go at this time.”

The CBC has presented its own budget, but Fudge said they’ll support the Dem caucus budget as well.

Hey, why don’t they take a look at the Progressive Caucus budget. Now that’s a piece of poop, but they won’t complain about it because it proposes spending scads and scads of money.

Ryan’s budget doesn’t even cut spending, as Rep. Paul Broun pointed out earlier.

Spending would grow by an average of 3.4 percent annually, only slightly less than the rate under President Obama’s plan, which is 5 percent a year. After 10 years — Mr. Ryan’s target for eliminating the deficit — the “Path to Prosperity” will have spent $41 trillion, when the president’s plan would allow spending of $46 trillion. My party’s de facto position has become “we’re increasing spending, but not as much as the other guy.”

Oh no, those draconian cuts. Here they are in an easy to read chart for the slower progressives out there.

Ryan Budget Chart

 

Hmmm. Maybe it is a poopy diaper after all. If so, the proposals from the Democrats are like a whole dumpster full of poopy diapers.

Update: Linked by the Meridian Tea Party – thanks!