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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Moldie Oldie

By Keith R. Schmitz

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) got fed marshmallows on Morning Joe as he came on to preview the GOP's April Fool's joke known as their alternative budget proposal.

This thing should be delivered in a classic vinyl LP cover, because it is all of their greatest hits...Drill Baby Drill, Consumer Based Health Care, Laying off Droves of Government Workers, Juice Our Defense Spending, and their all time favorite...Tax Cuts for the Wealthy.

After the fawning, Mika Brzezinski turned to Chris Matthews.

"Sounds like Hoover," was his tart response.

One point on this.

One of the reasons why businesses are holding back on investing and hiring is they are waiting for demand to rise, and demand for the products these companies make comes from people with jobs. Giving in to the lit torches and pitchforks crowd by cutting government workers when this country is trying to find ways to put people to work would be insanely counterproductive.

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