Insane House Budget Not Quite Good Enough for Some

Written by SK Ashby

This may not amuse anyone but me, but the Dick Armey-founded FreedomWorks has graded each budget proposal produced by both chambers of Congress (and the White House) and has given the House conservative budget a grade of "A-."

'Why an A-?' you might ask, considering that it's the most ridiculous budget. Isn't cutting spending by $7 trillion and magically balancing the budget in just five years good enough? Isn't that enough to warrant an A+?

Apparently not.

The group gives a budget prepared by the House Republican Study Committee (RSC) an “A-,” but gives the House GOP budget a “B-“ and the Senate GOP budget a “C.” [...]

FreedomWorks said the RSC budget's provisions for Medicare and Medicaid pass their test, but its plan for Social Security fails.

The House conservative plan to destroy Medicare and Medicaid is compelling, but the lack of a plan to destroy Social Security is a deal-breaker.

With that said, the loony conservative budget received the highest grade while President Obama's budget received the lowest. The Senate Republican budget received a grade of "C."

The ideological environment they have to campaign in explains how each generation of Republican presidential hopefuls seems to be the most unhinged group of nutcases you've ever seen.

You could say they 'couldn't possibly be crazier than this' and in four years they will prove you wrong again.

If there's a point where that trend begins to reverse, a point that I'll refer to as Peak Wingnut, I don't know where it is.