Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The GOP Budget - Scrooge on Steroids

Please note, the GOP hopes to slash the budget on the backs of the people who are least likely to cry out in pain.

Try this with the rich and the powerful, and none of these political hacks would be returned to office in the next round of elections. In reality, the current gaggle of GOP politicians aren't leaders, but simply frontmen for reactionary forces. Hence, their pitiful scrambling for "saying the right thing" in front of their bizarre audience, and getting it mostly wrong (e.g. Huckabee). Do any of them have a bone of integrity left in their bodies?

But going after the poor and the downtrodden, single moms and the working poor and their children, people too tired to protest, and without the means to hire attorneys and fight their battles (like the big corps who can spend tens of millions suing a small biz that uses a product name similar to theirs), the GOP is will gut the heart and soul of our great land.

In truth, the GOP couldn't care less about the budget, but about sustaining the biggest transfer of wealth ever witnessed in history (theft on a national scale) - over the last 50 years of mostly GOP governance, from the pockets of the many to the purses of the few. The GOP is creating an oligarchy.

GOP plans for the US is an unmitigated disaster, and most importantly, as far I can see it, a script from hell, literally. There is nothing "Christian" in any of it - not a shred of kindness or grace or mercy or decency. This is nothing but Scrooge on Steroids.

Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans' Immoral Budget

The Republican budget would: 
1. Destroy 700,000 jobs, according to an independent economic analysis. 
2. Zero out federal funding for National Public Radio and public television.
3. Cut $1.3 billion from community health centers—which will deprive more than 3 million low-income people of health care over the next few months.
4. Cut nearly a billion dollars in food and health care assistance to pregnant women, new moms, and children.
5. Kick more than 200,000 children out of pre-school by cutting funds for Head Start.
6. Force states to fire 65,000 teachers and aides, dramatically increasing class sizes, thanks to education cuts. 
7. Cut some or all financial aid for 9.4 million low- and middle-income college students. 
8. Slash $1.6 billion from the National Institutes of Health, a cut that experts say would "send shockwaves" through cancer research, likely result in cuts to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research, and cause job losses.
9. End the only federal family planning program, including cutting all federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood to support cancer screenings and other women's health care.
10. Send 10,000 low-income veterans into homelessness by cutting in half the number of veterans who get housing vouchers this year.

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