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Democrats Have Nothing to Offer But Fear Itself
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Governing: Asked why the Senate hasn't produced a budget in three years, the head of the Democratic Party instead stoked fear about the "Romney-Ryan budget that ends Medicare as we know it." FDR, call your office.
'The Romney/Ryan budget is painful for Americans," head Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on that same Fox News program.
Her comments are tame compared with what other Democrats have said, including President Obama, who called Rep. Paul Ryan's budget "thinly veiled social Darwinism" that would "impose a radical vision on our country" and that is "antithetical to our entire history."
So what do Democrats have to offer instead? Nothing.
The Senate hasn't produced a budget since 2009 and refuses to this year, which means that once again the red-ink hemorrhaging federal government will be operating without any spending guidelines. Obama's budget plan was so ludicrous that not one House Democrat would vote for it.
The Democrats' refusal to govern hardly ends here.
The country faces monumental problems — a national debt crisis, an entitlement crisis, an energy crisis, to say nothing of the lingering economic crisis.
But on issue after issue, Democrats have absolutely nothing constructive to offer — no entitlement-reform ideas, no budget-reform proposals, no debt-reduction plans, no credible energy policies.
Or at least they refuse to come clean about how they'd address them.
Instead, they reflexively attack the Republicans who are actually proposing fixes, calling them terrorists and hostage-takers who are waging war on women, want to throw seniors off the cliff and savage the poor.
Today's Democrats, in short, have just one public policy proposal — scare voters into re-electing them. For example:
Entitlements: A report this week from Social Security and Medicare trustees underscored the immediacy of the crisis facing these programs. Social Security is already running in the red, and will exhaust its "Trust Fund" before today's 44-year-olds retire.
Medicare's trust fund, meanwhile, will go bust in just 12 years — and that's assuming lawmakers actually make the draconian cuts in doctor and hospital payments they've put off each year.
But you'd be hard-pressed to find any Democratic reform plan on the table that would even begin to fix either problem. Instead, they attack Republicans who have the chutzpah to propose — and vote on — reform plans of their own and mindlessly repeat the charge that Republicans want to "end Medicare as we know it."
Debt crisis: With the nation piling on $5 trillion in debt since Obama took office, you'd think Democrats would be offering something, anything, to address this crisis. But their only contribution to the public debate has been to demagogue Ryan's relatively timid effort to get runaway federal spending under control.
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Is fear all the dems have to offer?
Yes, they have put forth no solutions to any issue other than destroying the economy and raising taxes.
No, they have also invented the War on Wymen, the Perublican Reign of Terror and raising the interest rates on student loans. Oops, those along with Mediscare are all fear based issues.
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418 days ago
What in the world are you talking about fear mongering is the Republican mantra.
Banks are paying under 1% on overnight funds. Student loans over 7.5%.
Call it what you'd like, but the bottom line every party caters to its base.
Republicans all they care about is pandering to the rich.
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