Friday, September 24, 2010

Republicans come up with a plan, finally

After months of being attacked for having no plan other than repeating "No!" over and over again like a tantruming toddler, the Republican Party finally released their plan for America yesterday. Here is the summary:

  1. Steal underwear
  2. ???
  3. PROFIT!
Oh wait, that was the underpants gnomes. Well, close enough. It was more like:
  1. Vague hand-waving accompanied by exuberant harumphing
  2. ???
  3. Electoral victory!
Sad thing is, given how pathetically wimpy the Democrats have been recently, that may be good enough. SIGGGHHH!!!!! WASF.

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. The South Park Underpants Gnomes have their own Wikipedia page? Who knew? OTOH, I didn't know "underpants gnome" was a meme, so I am enlightened.

  2. Paul Krugman is fond of using the Underpants Gnomes to blast Republican plans that leave out the middle step. For example, how, exactly, are they supposed to get from point a (today) to point c (save Medicare) without going through some point b that involves either cost controls or tax hikes? Leaving out that inconvenient middle step and saying "you can get your free lunch, and not pay for it!" basically, seems to be the Republican plan for Medicare much as it is the Republican plan for pretty much everything.

    Not that this is anything new. Democrats used to do it regularly. The difference is that once they took office, they actually did hike taxes or control costs to pay for it. The Republicans simply borrow more money. Call it the "bottomless credit card" school of fiscal policy...

    -- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


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