…and for the life of me I can’t figure out exactly how this thing is supposed to work. I read the full text, and although it throws a lot of numbers out there, it doesn’t say how any of this is supposed to happen. Only that spending must not exceed revenue, that it has to be a certain percentage of GDP, etc.
The big cuts they’re touting are the “non-discretionary” spending, except it doesn’t outline anything as to what that means. What’s gonna get cut? It’s like saying you came up with a great budget for your personal life that says you won’t spend more than a quarter of your paycheck on things other than bills. Okay, awesome, that’s a cute goal, but what’s going to get lopped off? Bueller?
The point is that this is just a bumper sticker “plan”. It says that we’re going to limit spending in a few ways with zero explanation of how it’s going to be accomplished. And then when it fails they’ll all squeal and cry that they had a plan but the mean Democrats said no. I genuinely would love to see a plan that explains how to balance the budget with no tax increases that doesn’t involve annihilating social security and medicare or slash spending on education, but so far… nothin’.