Alternatives

GOP Presents Own Budget

In order to demonstrate that it is not the “Party of No,” the GOP released an 18-page outline of an alternative to President Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget, which White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs complained “took me several minutes to read.” Blogger Ezra Klein uses italics to point out what may be a problem with the proposal: “The Republican budget proposal does not say how much money they would raise, or spend.” He continues, “This is not a budget. It talks about balancing the budget but doesn't explain how. It advocates tax cuts but doesn't estimate their costs. It promises to cut programs but doesn't name them.”