From John Boehner, responding to Chris Wallace’s complaint that the Republican Pledge to America doesn’t contain any proposals to cut entitlement programs:
When you start down that path, you just invite all kind of problems. I know. I’ve been there….Let’s not get to the potential solutions. Let’s make sure Americans understand how big the problem is. Then we can talk about possible solutions and then work ourselves into those solutions that are doable.
Boehner is being a smart pol. Actually telling the American public what the Republican Party wants to do after it’s in office would indeed invite all kinds of problems. Namely that Americans would all hate it and start voting against Republicans. So I think we can safely predict that they’ll continue to be resolute in their unwillingness to fess up to the “potential solutions” they have in mind. They want to leave that as a surprise.