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February 11, 2008

DeLay criticizes McCain for being responsible

by Jason Pye

“Yes, after 11 years of Republican majority we’ve pared [the budget] down pretty good.” – Former Texas Rep. Tom DeLay

As if you needed more evidence, here is proof that Tom DeLay cannot be taken seriously:

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay criticized likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain – and by extension some of the more conservative members of Congress – by calling McCain’s 2003 vote against the Medicare prescription drug plan a non-conservative vote.

If you’re going to beat John McCain up over something there are other things to choose from, but this just isn’t one of them. In fact, this is the dumbest criticism of McCain from the “establishment” that I’ve heard.

Bruce Bartlett, a Reagan Administration economist, estimates that the unfunded liability for Medicare over the next 75 years is $68.1 trillion, part D (the prescription drug benefit) accounts for $18.2 trillion of that number. However, ex-Congressman DeLay says that Medicare Part D is “good conservative economics.” What a joke.

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  1. Jason,

    As if you needed more evidence, here is proof that Tom DeLay cannot be taken seriously

    I thought his involvement with Jack Abramoff was proof enough :) God, that guy was such a disaster as a GOP leader.

    Comment by UCrawford — February 11, 2008 @ 5:10 pm

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