Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:45 pm

I just bet

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns! — Lex @ 8:45 pm
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Gee. Why might House Minority Leader John Boehner not want to talk with Fox News’s Chris Wallace about Republican solutions to the country’s problems?

WALLACE: Congressman Boehner, as Willie Sutton said about banks, entitlements are where the money is. More than 40% of the budget. Yet, I’ve looked through this pledge [the GOP “Pledge to America”] and there is not one single proposal to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid.

BOEHNER: Chris, we make it clear in there that we’re going to lay out a plan to work toward a balanced budget and deal with the entitlement crisis. Chris, it’s time for us as americans to have an adult conversation with each other about the serious challenges our country faces. And we can’t have that serious conversation until we lay out the size of the problem. Once Americans understand how big the problem is, then we can begin to talk about potential solutions. […]

WALLACE: Forgive me, sir, isn’t the right time to have the adult conversation now before the election when you have this document? Why not make a single proposal to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?

BOEHNER: Chris, this is what happens here in Washington. When you start down that path, you just invite all kind of problems. I know. I’ve been there.

Shorter Boehner: If we tell voters what we really intend to do, they won’t vote for us.

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