Saturday, September 24, 2005

DeLay totally clueless; Declares 'victory' in war on budget fat

[Repost because of conclusion noted below]

How could the Majority Leader in the House be so clueless?!? From DeLay declares 'victory' in war on budget fat:

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday that Republicans have done so well in cutting spending that he declared an "ongoing victory," and said there is simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget.
It took Porkopolis half a brain cell to come up with a quick $60 billion a year in savings by eliminating the Education Department:

The Department of Education itself has grown by 69.6 percent between 2002 and 2004: from $46,282 million in FY2002 to $60,600 million in FY2004. This is a remarkable increase from a party so recently committed to devolving control over education — and the silence of loyalists on this issue is still more remarkable.
Congressman's time for you to give up your Majority Leadership position and let some fresh blood, like Jeff Flake, takeover.

Update: Cato scholars offer budget cuts, as requested by Majority Leader DeLay (with detail table)

Cato Institute scholars Steve Slivinski and Chris Edwards have the offsets that the majority leader is looking for. They have compiled $62 billion in spending cuts that would offset Katrina relief in the short-term and create savings to reduce the federal deficit over the long-term.
Update 2: Brian Riedl of the Heritage Foundation's Example of Government Waste details several opportunities for for savings.

As you start reading through Brian's list the stupidity and total disconnect with reality of Delay's statments really start sinking in.

Update 3: RSC takes leadership on fiscal conservatism with "Operation Offset"

Conclusion: DeLay has got to go! He's abdicated any claim to being Majority Leader. Tom Delay aka RINO.

And Bush, with his no spending bill veto record, is not far behind. Were it not for his leadership on the War on Terror his support from fiscally conservative Republicans would be in the single digits.

The strong winds of Katrina should be tapped to power a fiscally conservative revolution that also builds on the gains made in national security.



Blogger Paul said...

The GOP has *never* been the party of either fiscal responsibility or the party of personal responsibility.

It's been a scam from day one and millions of people bought it completely.

September 15, 2005 at 7:17 AM  

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