This portion of the Politico story about the encounter between President Obama and Rep. Cantor made me laugh:
Obama ultimately reiterated his commitment to reach across the aisle, a participant in the meeting said. At that, Cantor brought up Obama’s request that his Cabinet secretaries find $100 million in cost savings. That was a “good start,” Cantor told the president, but he added, “We could do more.”
Obama asked Cantor to present him with a list of places where the federal government could save more money. The self-described conservative eagerly agreed.
“You can expect us to have something very soon,” Cantor said, explaining that he’s “looking for wherever there is waste or duplicative spending.”
When asked for a budget with numbers, the Republicans said “We’ll get back to you.”
When asked for their plans for health care, the Republicans said “We’ll get back to you.”
When asked for their plans on energy independence, the Republicans said “Drill, baby drill and we’ll get back to you.”
When asked for their plans to revive the economy, the Republicans said “Tax cuts and we’ll get back to you.”
And now, after bitching about the most bloatedest budget proposal evah, after months of masturbatory tea parties and chants of porkulus, when asked what cuts the Republicans would like to make, the answer, as always, is “We’ll get back to you.”
This is government by frat boy smooth talk- there is no situation you can’t just bullshit your way through. Wreck dad’s BMW after doing 17 shots of Patron at the strip club? No problem, just call dad and the lawyers will get back to you.
Such a joke.