On Wednesday, the House Budget Committee voted to force the Congressional Budget Office to produce deceptive budget data. It is part of a longstanding Republican effort to prevent the government from producing data that conflicts with Republican ideology.
The only way that Paul Ryan’s cuts like 47% in education, and 32% in infrastructure make sense is to portray them as necessary in the face of an urgent crisis.
What Republicans won’t admit is that President Obama’s policies are the reason why we don’t have an immediate debt crisis.
In order to explain away the facts, Jeb Bush has to repeat stupid and obvious lies about the president passing the “largest tax increase in history,” and “not being serious about the debt.” Entitlement spending and how this debt was created are two separate issues that Republicans are trying to mix up in order to accomplish their ideological goal of destroying the social safety net.
Before the sequester, Obama had already slashed the debt by $2.5 trillion. However, this apparently isn’t serious enough for Jeb Bush.
If you think about it, the answer is quite simple. The right wing wants to take focus off all the great harm it is trying to do to this country and the people in it.