More Of The Bold, Outside-The-Box Thinking That Made The GOP Great

June 4th, 2009at 07:18pm Posted by Eli

Truly, the Republicans have outdone themselves:

House GOP offers $23 billion in spending cuts

Responding to a challenge from President Barack Obama, House GOP leaders are offering up a roster of more than $23 billion in spending cuts over the next five years.

The proposed cuts, which were to be sent to the White House on Thursday, bear little resemblance to the dramatic proposals Republicans unfurled when they took over Congress 14 years ago.

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Rather than proposing, for example, the elimination of the Education Department, as they have in the past, Republicans are suggesting killing a program that pays for building sidewalks, bike paths and crossing guards as part of the Safe Routes to Schools program. That would save $183 million a year.

Vote Republican: We’ll save money by letting your children get crushed by cars!

Well, you know, SCHIP is awfully expensive, so this is actually a much shrewder cost-cutting move than it at first appears.  Of course, it does assume that most people aren’t particularly attached to their children, which might be a tiny flaw in their otherwise cunning plan.

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