Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Mask Slips Again

And Republicans accidentally tell the truth.  This time it's Orange Julius on the Lemon Pledge, talking to Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday.

WALLACE: Congressman Boehner, as Willie Sutton said about banks, entitlements are where the money is. More than 40% of the budget. Yet, I’ve looked through this pledge and there is not one single proposal to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid.
BOEHNER: Chris, we make it clear in there that we’re going to lay out a plan to work toward a balanced budget and deal with the entitlement crisis. Chris, it’s time for us as Americans to have an adult conversation with each other about the serious challenges our country faces. And we can’t have that serious conversation until we lay out the size of the problem. Once Americans understand how big the problem is, then we can begin to talk about potential solutions. [...]
WALLACE: Forgive me, sir, isn’t the right time to have the adult conversation now before the election when you have this document? Why not make a single proposal to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?
BOEHNER: Chris, this is what happens here in Washington. When you start down that path, you just invite all kind of problems. I know. I’ve been there. I think we need to do this in a more systemic way and have this conversation first. Let’s not get to the potential solutions. Let’s make sure Americans understand how big the problem is. Then we can talk about possible solutions and then work ourselves into those solutions that are doable.

For those of you keeping score at home, Orange Julius wants to have an "adult conversation" about entitlement programs, which apparently involves treating Americans like morons.

But notice he admits the Pledge To America contains no solutions to our economic problems.  That's because the Republican party doesn't have any that doesn't involve massively slashing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to pay for increased tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.  You'll only find out these "solutions" after you elect the Republicans back into power in Congress.

Until then, Orange Julius's idea of an "adult conversation" is "Vote for us because shut up, that's why."  And yes, they think you're that dumb.

They're counting on it.

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