going to demand a cite when you refuse to do so yourself?
Unequal comparison. Different threads. Different topics. Joph demanded a cite for something which is basic math in another thread. I'm asking for something, anything, which shows that the Dems are willing to actually put any significant spending cuts on the table.
An equal comparison would be demanding that I provide the same in the other direction. To which I could happily point you to the Ryan budget plan, or either of the two proposed deficit reduction plans the GOP provided. Those are not just speeches, but actual bills passed by the House and sitting in limbo in the Senate because the Democrats don't want to cut spending, but don't want to be too obvious about it by actually voting on it.
Which brings us right back to the same issue. The Dems keep claiming that they are willing to compromise, but they refuse to actually put anything in writing much less to a vote. Obama claimed to offer 3 to 1 spending cuts to tax increases. Where's this in writing? It doesn't exist. It's vaporpolitics.
It's become abundantly clear that the Democrats want to appear to be willing to compromise with Republicans for purely political reasons, but without actually compromising anything. We saw this last spring with the discretionary budget debacle. The Dems kept hemming and hawing, and dragging their feet, and spinning the issue in the media, all to avoid having to actually cut anything that their own supporters actually care about. NPR and PP were just a couple examples of this that got a lot of attention. In the end, what happened? 30B in military cuts as agreed on, and pretty much nothing out of the discretionary budget. Certainly, nothing the Dem supporters cared about.
That's not going to do it though. At some point, hard decisions will have to be made, but the Dems keep acting like small children and refusing to take any action at all. They have no leadership, and no plan. All they have is a lot of political rhetoric to use to attack attack attack the GOP in the hopes that no one will notice that they're not carrying any of the load at all.