So the House prepares to pass the Apocalyptic Ryan budget, and to sell their position, they need to use the standard negotiating tactic of "Present an Even More Extreme Version to Make the Actual Offer Look Moderate". Like Good Cop/Bad Cop.
So they get some Ghomerts to act all insane and say, "The Ryan budget is for pussies! We demand even more draconian cuts for the poor and middle class and bigger tax cuts for the wealthy!" Makes Ryan look like Ted Kennedy, right?
Well, no, but it made me wonder what the ultimate Republican budget offer might be, one they could not trump.
I say they should propose that the elderly be ground up for Soylent Green. It's a budget win/win! Reduced healthcare spending and a source of quality processed bulk protein! It might replace food from the farmland lost when that pipeline contaminates the Ogallala aquifer. Unreliable, communistic mass transit would be replaced by Freedom Cars!(TM). Private corporations could sponsor highways, tunnels and bridges. Or not.
They have barely begun to explore the possibilities of Market-Based Minimal-Government Solutions(TM).