|I cry because that's how much I love America|
This plan was so great and so fiscally responsible that Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate, thus adopting by proxy Ryan's budget vision for America: huge spending cuts, lower taxes, no details and a balanced budget in 40 years. The American people didn't like this idea and easily reelected President Obama to a second term.
Having learned nothing from the election or from the national debate that almost entirely focused on the economy during the election, House Republicans have now promised the world they will provide a balanced budget by 2023. Again, no details on how they will do it. No mention of what programs will be cut. And no word about Medicare or Social Security. Just a promise and we're all supposed to smile and cheer.