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April 05, 2011

White House "responds" to Ryan plan

The scare quotes are there because this is not really a response to the specifics in Ryan's plan. It's more a mash-up of the general Democrat talking points that always come up when Republicans talk about spending cuts.

The President believes that dramatically reducing America’s long-term deficit is essential to growing our economy and winning the future...Any plan to reduce our deficit must reflect the American values of fairness and shared sacrifice. Congressman Ryan’s plan fails this test. It cuts taxes for millionaires and special interests while placing a greater burden on seniors who depend on Medicare or live in nursing homes, families struggling with a child who has serious disabilities, workers who have lost their health care coverage, and students and their families who rely on Pell grants.
Benefits for millionaires and special interests? Check. Shout-out to the seniors? Check. General sob stories about sick kids? Check. It's all boilerplate, and demonstrates once that Obama doesn't really take this issue seriously. After all, it's easier to lean on cheap demagoguery than actually lead or offer their own plan.

How generic is this statement? The Democrats could reuse this ad, with basically the same message:


Win the future with the rhetoric of the past!

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