What’s the Big Hurry? Democrats Plan to Balance Budget by 2040

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

Of course when 2040 rolls around they’ll blame Bush and move the goalposts.

The House Budget Committee’s top Democrat said Sunday that House Democrats’ budget proposal will balance the budget by around 2040.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s remarks came on the heels of mounting Republican criticism that Democrats have not been serious about balancing the budget.

“We believe that our projections show that the budget we will submit will actually balance,” Van Hollen (D-Md.) said on NBC News’s “Meet The Press.” “It will balance at the same time the Republicans’ budget balanced last year — which is out in the future, around 2040.”

Why not just promise to do it by the year 3000? It’s not as if they’re serious about any of this stuff.

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2 Responses to “What’s the Big Hurry? Democrats Plan to Balance Budget by 2040”

  1. Blue Hen on 18/18/13 at 10:08 am

    Gosh, that’s impressive. They’ve been miserable failures at even presenting, much less passing, a budget for the last FOUR fiscal years, their projections of spending ten years out are fantasies, and now this asshole is a financial Nostradamus, going for the record…. 27 years. Children born today will have grown and been in the work force for 11 years (assuming that they can even find a job; any job at age 16).

    Between this and their love for abortion, any abortion, I’m now reaching the conclusion that these leftist pricks hate children.

    Fo all of Perot’s faults, he said one thing repeatedly in 1992 that was true then and even more so now, if businesses even attempted to do what people in government do every day, they’d be in jail. And rightfully so.

  2. MT Geoff on 18/18/13 at 10:27 am

    Blue Hen and our host are correct; this isn’t a plan, it’s a fantasy or a lie or some of each.
    The various governments don’t necessarily have to balance their budgets. Many businesses don’t, using revolving credit as a tool. Our governments, especially the federal level, have turned revolving credit into a monster, though, and the expenditures are poorly planned. Things will only continue if they can; things that are destroying themselves, like our federal budget and many state budgets, will collapse. And it’s going to happen well before 2040.