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This week, House Republicans unveiled their alternative budget -- a wafer-thin proposal that contained no precise numbers. But the plan did have one big idea: a massive tax cut for rich people! Talk about being tone deaf to the times. While announcing what he called "The Republican Road to Recovery," John Boehner said, "Our economic plan amounts to less government, lower taxes and economic prosperity" -- forgetting, it seems, that the first two had been the GOP roadmap while in power the last eight years and had led to the exact opposite of prosperity. Elsewhere in the GOP, Michael Steele claimed that his many gaffes since taking over the RNC had actually been part of a master plan. "It's all strategic," he said. This coming from the guy in charge of strategy for the loyal opposition. Be afraid.

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