"As visions go, the alternative budget that the House GOP offered last week is pretty dim. It's the same platform Republicans rode to defeat in 2008: a five-year spending freeze, extending the Bush tax cuts, and reducing the corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent ... The party of Lincoln has a real opportunity to rechristen its relationship with the American middle class, and to chart a way forward for democratic capitalism. That work has just begun, so perhaps it's not fair to expect it to be reflected in this year's Republican budget alternative. But, even judged by limited expectations, this budget's pretty uninspiring," - The Weekly Standard.

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