Pelosi’s Predictable Response to Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal

A government shutdown looms at the end of the week (that’s one way to stop spending so much), and Rep. Paul Ryan submitted a budget proposal that would cut $5.8 trillion from current spending levels over the next decade. He calls it the “path to prosperity.”

Here’s a chart comparing the current trend if left unchecked to what Ryan’s proposing:


I don’t show that with the assumption that the “savings” shown are entirely accurate or not accurate, but we do know that Pelosi & Company are spending us to death. That’s why Pelosi’s analysis is hilarious, because she called Ryan’s plan a “path to poverty.” Yeah, we just can’t afford to not keep spending money like a drunken, botox-filled sailor.

As they say in informercials, “But wait, there’s more!”

Under Ryan’s plan, old people will also starve to death, and the threat of that makes Pelosi find God:

On Monday during a photo opportunity for the Hunger Fast Coalition, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the Republican budget will force seniors into starvation. The former House Speaker also used “the Gospel” to justify more government spending.

“In one of the bills before us, six million seniors are deprived of meals — homebound seniors are deprived of meals. People ask us to find our common ground, the middle ground. Is middle ground three million seniors not receiving meals? I don’t think so. We’ve got to take this conversation from a debate about numbers and dollar figures and finding middle ground there to the higher ground of national values. I don’t think the American people want any one of those six million people to lose their meals or the children who are being thrown off of Head Start and the rest of it.”

“When I hear you speak about this issue, of course it’s the Gospel of Matthew: When I was hungry, he gave me to eat and the rest of it goes on.

Since Nancy’s in a biblical mood, how about Romans 13:8: “Pay your debts as they come due…”

Have you ever noticed that Pelosi has quoted the Bible when discussing many topics but never when talking about abortion? Why is that?

Update: Will Dems come up with a spending cut plan to counter Paul Ryan’s? Absolutely! … Eventually… sooner than later… in a little while

Update II: There is something that would accomplish the same debt reductions that Ryan’s plan would — how about an 88% tax increase? Gee, I wonder which plan the Dems would be more likely to support.

Update III: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver says Paul Ryan’s budget is a “nervous breakdown on paper.” For Democrats it is, sure — but what isn’t?

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