Republicans are not impressed with President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal and they are pulling out all the rhetorical jabs to make their point. GOP makers called Obama’s budget “laughable” and accused him of “shamelessly panders to the Democratic base.” Politico,
And the fact that Obama’s budget rolled out on Groundhog Day made the references to the 1993 Bill Murray film irresistible for congressional Republicans.
“It may be Groundhog Day, but the American people can’t afford a repeat of the same old top-down policies of the past,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said. “Like the president’s previous budgets, this plan never balances — ever.”
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) piled on: “It’s fitting that President Obama released his budget on Groundhog Day because it’s a painful repeat of the same failed policies that he has presented to Congress for the past six years.” And Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) called the budget “laughable.”
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