Gloves off: GOP ready for budget brawl

On Wednesday, it was a housing plan. Thursday, it will be a big, TV-friendly stack of budget blueprints, “The Republican Road to Recovery.” That’s to match the president’s own platitudinous budget title, “A New Era of Responsibility.”…

The documents — and the showmanship in releasing them — are the result of frustration by GOP leaders who repeatedly hear on TV that they have no alternatives…

The principles in the Republican budget will sound familiar: “limits the federal budget from growing faster than the family budget, … provides universal access to health care and secures entitlements, … lowers taxes, … keeps energy and fuel costs low, … ends the bailouts and reforms the financial system, … keep the cost of living low.”