The Republicans released their vague, America Fuck Yeah “Pledge to America.” Naturally, a major component of the plan is to reduce spending and cut the deficit. But, as Ezra Klein noted, they aren’t really doing that:
Take the deficit. Perhaps the two most consequential policies in the proposal are the full extension of the Bush tax cuts and the full repeal of the health-care law. The first would increase the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years, and many trillions of dollars more after that. The second would increase the deficit by more than $100 billion over the next 10 years, and many trillions of dollars more after that. Nothing in the document comes close to paying for these two proposals, and the authors know it: The document never says that the policy proposals it offers will ultimately reduce the deficit.
Also, good gravy. Is there anything that isn’t rebooted these days? Such an utter lack of creativity anymore.