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Gibbs Slams GOP's "Windmill" Budget

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs mocked Congressional Republicans' "alternative budget," making note of the fact that it contains "one more picture of a windmill than there is a chart of numbers."

"Just for your knowledge - there's exactly one picture of a windmill," he quickly added.

Gibbs said that a budget proposal that has no numbers is par for the course for the "Party of No," which he says is now the "Party of No New Ideas."

"To extend trillions and trillions of dollars of tax cuts for the wealthy, continue subsidies for big oil -- I think it takes us back to where we've been and why we're in this problem," Gibbs said. "I think the administration is glad that Republicans heard the president's call to submit an alternative. We just hoped that next time it will contain actual numbers so somebody can evaluate what it means."

Gibbs was then asked if his scathing response was in line with President Obama's promises as a candidate to "change the tone of Washington." He thought for a moment, and then said: "Yeah."

"I don't think that's a whole lot to ask," Gibbs said of having an alternative budget with real dollars attached. "I guess it's no wonder that over the course of many years, budget deficits in this town and debts ballooned because a group of individuals think that you can have a budget that doesn't contain numbers. No wonder we have an inherited budget deficit of 1.3 trillion dollars, and a debt that's out of control."