Busy day for Republicans: protecting millionaires and screwing over the rest

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JTY

Seattle, WA

#1 Apr 16, 2012
Today, while Senate Republicans will be trying to stop the very popular Buffet Rule to tax the rich, their buddies in the House are mapping out new and exciting ways to screw over everyone else.

Six different House committees have been tasked with trying to make Rep. Paul Ryan's magical "budget" work, and they're tackling it with gusto, ready to decimate programs for low and middle income Americans while increasing defense spending.


Expected targets for cuts include food stamps, farm subsidies and crop insurance, federal employee pensions and health care. A repeal of President Barack Obama's health reform law would prevent new coverage expenses from occurring from 2014.[...]
Importantly, Republicans want to shield military and security spending from these cuts by shifting them to domestic programs. And fiscal conservatives want to demonstrate to voters even deeper spending cuts.

Don't forget that they're also going to gift millionaires with the lowest tax rates in 80 years (funded by getting rid of still unidentified loopholes and, apparently, unicorn poop). They've certainly made their priorities clear: more defense spending and tax cuts for millionaires, while taking food out of children's mouths and health care away from the vulnerable. And don't forget those Medicare vouchers!

It would all just be so much show, if not for the fact that Republicans are determined to try to actually enact these cuts, breaking the budget deal they agreed to in the Budget Control Act settled last year. That risks yet another government shutdown stand-off this summer or fall. Somehow they seem to remain convinced that this is what will win the election for them.

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Pundit

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 16, 2012
That's all Republicans care about - the rich and the corporations.
No original thoughts

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 16, 2012
Another from the list in the union memo.

Source:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/16/1083...

DailyKos is my FAVORITE site because they are so balanced and fair.

LMAOROTFu
jw in the grove

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 16, 2012
No original thoughts wrote:
Another from the list in the union memo.
Source:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/16/1083...
DailyKos is my FAVORITE site because they are so balanced and fair.
LMAOROTFu
More so than Faux News, at least.

Since: Jul 08

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Apr 16, 2012
Why does dailykos have beckel,williams,coombs?
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Apr 16, 2012
jw in the grove wrote:
Why does dailykos have beckel,williams,coombs?
jw in the grove wrote:
<quoted text>"my 75 yr old dad retired after 32 yrs,.....
Dad retired 20 yrs ago because he had a irregular heartbeat and thought he wouldnt live 10 yrs from then, he still is going and rides the motorcycle at age 73"

Either that or his dad had 2 birthdays this month ! LMAOROTF !
whatever

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 16, 2012
Aint My America wrote:
Ryan's budget would never work. He lives in lala land.
Yeah, you should know! Live next door I bet!
Bernie Made-Off

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Apr 16, 2012
Thank you Republicans for saving Paris Hilton's tax cut.

Makes me wish I was still a free man so I can screw over the little people inthis wonderful Republican screw friendly climate.

Since: Sep 11

Champlin, MN

#11 Apr 16, 2012
jw in the grove wrote:
Why does dailykos have beckel,williams,coombs?
I suppose you have noticed the new "tactic". Create innumerable mindless threads under everybody's moniker and then have conversations with itself supporting it's opinion. Of course they all still have the trademark Seattle, Wa location. Genius!!

How sad and pathetic.
CRASSUS

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Apr 16, 2012
jw in the grove wrote:
<quoted text>
More so than Faux News, at least.
Daily KOS admits Fraudulent Polls

http://digg.com/news/politics/Daily_KOS_admit...

Imagine That!

“Earn it one day at a time”

Since: Sep 09

Madison WI

#13 Apr 16, 2012
It's got to really stink to be so dependent on government and the income of someone else for existence.
Totalitarianism

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Apr 16, 2012
Anytime government is your last salvation, poverty is the end result.

Welcome to a jobless economy in Obamanomics
Cold Hard Facts

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Apr 16, 2012
Pundit wrote:
That's all Republicans care about - the rich and the corporations.
No offense you small minded not wit, but if you believe for a second that either party cares about you then you are a lost sheep.

Since: Mar 12

shelton, wa

#16 Apr 16, 2012
Pundit wrote:
That's all Republicans care about - the rich and the corporations.
I see you scraped the bottom of the barrel and pulled out that tired old mantra.It's tired....Your idol obama has been handing out money for the last three years. Don't see the poor doing much better.you are either ignorant of reality or immature.Someday you'll grow up.......

Since: Mar 12

shelton, wa

#17 Apr 16, 2012
Cold Hard Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
No offense you small minded not wit, but if you believe for a second that either party cares about you then you are a lost sheep.
It's irrelivant whether either party cares or not! If you rely on GOVERNMENT period, you're a fool......
JTY

South Bend, IN

#18 Apr 17, 2012
Today, while Senate Republicans will be trying to stop the very popular Buffet Rule to tax the rich, their buddies in the House are mapping out new and exciting ways to screw over everyone else.

Six different House committees have been tasked with trying to make Rep. Paul Ryan's magical "budget" work, and they're tackling it with gusto, ready to decimate programs for low and middle income Americans while increasing defense spending.

Expected targets for cuts include food stamps, farm subsidies and crop insurance, federal employee pensions and health care. A repeal of President Barack Obama's health reform law would prevent new coverage expenses from occurring from 2014.[...]
Importantly, Republicans want to shield military and security spending from these cuts by shifting them to domestic programs. And fiscal conservatives want to demonstrate to voters even deeper spending cuts.

Don't forget that they're also going to gift millionaires with the lowest tax rates in 80 years (funded by getting rid of still unidentified loopholes and, apparently, unicorn poop). They've certainly made their priorities clear: more defense spending and tax cuts for millionaires, while taking food out of children's mouths and health care away from the vulnerable. And don't forget those Medicare vouchers!

It would all just be so much show, if not for the fact that Republicans are determined to try to actually enact these cuts, breaking the budget deal they agreed to in the Budget Control Act settled last year. That risks yet another government shutdown stand-off this summer or fall. Somehow they seem to remain convinced that this is what will win the election for them.
Cold Hard Facts

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Apr 17, 2012
The whole Obama Presidency can be summed up in food stamps,
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#20 Apr 17, 2012
Another non-story readily available for cut/paste by the Leftist Sheeple.

The hypocrisy of the leftist that pays NO Federal TAX has no limitations.

Limitations one sets on ones self require a base set of values one will adhere to.....

The Typical Sheeple on the Plantation today has one value that is adhered to.....Aquisition of Base Biological needs.....

I balme the schools, and the rotted core of Amerikas urban cessapools spreading the disease of dependency onto otherwise able Americans.
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#21 Apr 17, 2012
"I balme the schools"

No comment needed, right ?
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#22 Apr 17, 2012
jw in the grove wrote:
Why does dailykos have beckel,williams,coombs?
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