Further to my comments this morning about the lack of vision or coherent ideology on the right, the US Republican Party released their counter-budget today in which they put forward their alternative to Obama’s spend-a-thon. Here’s a chart from their section on health care:
This is, I swear, a real chart and not some gag I’ve cooked up. Ezra Klein is also amused.
(Somewhat related, Klein’s subsequent post contains this gem of a quote:
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.)