Recall how this video illustrated how Obama uses the same tired rhetoric to describe our foreign allies:
Now today the RNC released a video illustrating the same tired rhetoric uses to describe the budget proposal Paul Ryan released:
There is nothing new to this President. No great thinking involved. Just copy and paste any kind of rhetoric, any kind of demagoguery. As Allah points out:
There are only so many ways to accuse House Republicans of hating sick people and disabled kids. If you’ve got a paragraph on point, why not just copy/paste that sucker in there and check the “Paul Ryan wants to kill grandma” box?
Sadly, this demagoguery is nothing new for this President. It worked for him in 2008 so why not try it one more time.
Paul Ryan decimated his attack however:
The President’s attacks began with an admission that his assumptions reflect White House spin, not our budget’s substance: “I want to go through what it would mean for our country if these cuts were to be spread out evenly.” Of course, the assumption that our budget makes these kinds of indiscriminate cuts is false. The House Budget Committee made dozens of specific assumptions to justify our numbers, and we made these assumptions public in the hundreds of pages of text we posted in plain view on the House Budget Committee’s website. It’s not a “secret plan” to “never tell us where the knife may fall” – it is a specific plan to cut waste, eliminate programs that don’t work, end crony politics, and carefully prioritize hardworking taxpayers’ money in precisely the way leaders of the President’s party have refused to do for over three years. In a related vein, does this new standard allow for analyses of the President’s budget to go through what it would mean for the country if the President’s $2 trillion tax increase were to be spread out evenly?
Instead of using numbers from the actual House-passed budget, the President’s claims relied on false assumptions created out of thin air by the White House.
As a matter of fact, it is actually the President’s budget that makes it far more likely that college students, the sick, mothers, young children, seniors and all Americans would face harsh disruptions in government services and indiscriminate cuts. By making our unsustainable fiscal trajectory worse, his budget guarantees a debt-fueled economic crisis, which would hurt society’s most vulnerable the first and the worst.
And he proceeds to go through each scaremongering claim by Obama and gives us the real facts. Not the same ole’ cut and paste demagoguery…but the reality.
We don’t have huge budget deficits because of tax cuts and unfinanced wars. We have huge budget deficits because of runaway entitlement programs.
40 years ago spending on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare equals a little over 4 percent of GDP. Now it is 10 percent. 20 years from now it is projected to be 16 percent.
If this spending is not fixed we will be forced to raise taxes to unsustainable levels which will ultimately lead to the downfall of this country.