The Republicans keep repeating the lie that the Democrats don’t have a plan to balance the budget, but they do, and it is a surprisingly good and balanced plan. Not only does it do all of the things listed in the above comic, it eliminates the deficit in 10 years. This is way faster than the Republican plan, and it does it without destroying Medicare (in fact, it strengthens Medicare and Social Security).
But don’t take my word for it. The Economist calls it “courageous” as does Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman. The Guardian says “the most fiscally responsible in town … would balance the books by 2021″. And Forbes Magazine says “instead of gutting programs for the poor like Medicaid and Medicare, food stamps, and the new healthcare law, the People’s Budget focuses on cuts in defense. It also doesn’t scrap new financial regulations designed to at least partly stave off another massive financial collapse like the one that put us in this mess in the first place.” You can read an independent analysis of the Democratic plan here.