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While they have greatly expanded the number of assets operating inside our perimeter, the Progressives really only have one play in their playbook. Via Instapundit, we see they are running the same con yet again:
I’ll let you read the meat of it at the link but here are a few of the key points:
The first budget gimmick is to provide a cost estimate for the administration’s infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan, for only eight years, instead of the standard budget convention of 10 years. … Over 10 years, the true cost of the plan would be at least $3.5 trillion, nearly double the original estimate.
The second budget gimmick comes in the form of an estimate of the revenue raised over 15 years, not the conventional 10 years.
And, in what should surprise no one:
Every journalist covering this issue has either missed this budget gamesmanship or is in on the ruse and has neglected to point it out.
Of course, none of this is new. If you were paying attention during the Obamacare Con, you saw all of this play out before. The only difference being: back then they were still learning the offense and it looked like that first scrimmage after two-a-days. Now you are watching the finely tuned squad running away with the
Super Bowl Big Game…only they are still playing against Mitch and his practice squad defense.
Soon you can expect to see an appearance by that oh-so-willing-to-please place known as the “non-partisan” Congressional Budget Office. Don’t go looking for any collusion here but…they are, no doubt, colluding with the administration right now to put out some confirmatory models/reports proving all these extra trillions of dollars in spending will not ever be a problem.
Fool me twice…well, the coming years in the abyss will be fully deserved.Published in