The Paul Ryan-brokered budget deal passed by the House doesn’t really cut spending, doesn’t really reduce the deficit and doesn’t make a dent in your taxes.
In fact, it’s hard to determine what the budget deal does except allow Congress and the rest of Washington to go on its merry way, burning bushels of money en route. Speaker John Boehner has lashed out at conservatives and the Tea Party for opposing this do-nothing plan.
The only cuts that have been made to federal spending in recent memory are from the sequester cuts, which barely amount to 2 percent of the total federal budget. But only some of those have been made.
The Ryan budget, co-sponsored with Democrat Sen. Patty Murray, stops the remaining cuts from taking effect.
It ignores sequester spending caps and increases spending by $60 billion in the first two years, then expands the debt by $7 trillion over 10 years. It also will raise taxes under various guises.
The New York Times called the budget plan “a modest bipartisan blueprint on taxes and spending.”
It’s nothing of the sort. Besides cutting out conservatives from the negotiations entirely, this “modest bipartisan blueprint” is a massive drill that is deepening and expanding the hole America will be buried in.
It’s also a shot across the bow of the Tea Party and other conservatives as the RINOs in the leadership posts of the Republican Party continue their petty little war against the real GOP base and try to snuggle up to liberals by being “middle of the road.”
“It’s not just this budget,” Sen. Marco Rubio said on the Mike Huckabee radio show. “It’s this lack of long-term thinking around here. There are no long-term solutions apparently possible in Washington, and we are running out of time.”
Sen. Rand Paul also chimed in on Ryan’s turncoat budget: “I cannot support a budget that raises taxes and never balances, nor can I support a deal that does nothing to reduce our nation’s $17.3 trillion debt.”
It’s possible the budget may die a well-deserved death in the Senate on Tuesday, as Democrats go scrounging for enough Republican votes to pass it.
So long as RINOs play at business as usual and fight conservatives over control of the GOP, there’s no one in Washington to apply the brakes as the country keeps rolling toward the edge of the cliff.