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Texas Tea Party Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) went on CNN today to tell everyone answers to questions nobody was asking, and to spin foolishly for the same Romney/Ryan budget plan that was so soundly rejected not even one month ago. Courtesy of our good friends at Think Progress, below is the transcript and video of the exchange for your own amusement (emphasis added):
O’BRIEN: Why don’t Republicans and Democrats vote to keep the taxes lower for middle class and people at lower income and let the other ones expire? And you could do that now. And we wouldn’t go over the fiscal cliff.
HENSARLING: What the Speaker has done is exactly what the President claimed he he wanted. The Speaker has put on the table a balanced approach. …
O’BRIEN: You can’t be surprised that the president said no go to that, right? Within only a couple of hours — because it did not increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans, which he has consistently said.
HENSARLING: The President won 51-49. He has an electoral college victory. It’s good enough to get him re-elected but not enough to give him a mandate.Continue reading this post »