This post from Talking Points Memo says, in fact, that unless Medicare is privatized — shifting the cost to those least able to afford it — the GOP plan will not balance the budget. It must be balanced on our kids’ backs…
Daily Archives: May 7, 2011
This is a nice piece from AlterNet: “Thanks to Decades of Conservative Spin, Americans Are Hopelessly Confused About Taxes, Spending and the Deficit: Conservatives have spent 30 years divorcing the taxes we pay from the services they finance — no wonder the public doesn’t know where their tax dollars go.” And the media share the blame… Think the deficit is because we spend too much?
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- This post at the ThinkProgress website has Senate republicans telling us we don’t need no stinkin’ clean air. Sixteen global-warming deniers call for the end of the EPA.
- How’s trickle-down working for you? Are you a member of the Fortune 500? Then maybe you’re doing all right, according to this post on politicususa entitled “The GOP Must Explain How Fortune 500 Tax Cuts Help the Middle Class.”
- Orin Hatch says our economy is sagging because it’s poor people who aren’t paying enough taxes.
Hatch attacked low-income Americans on Twitter earlier this week, saying, “51% of US households did not pay any federal income tax in 2009. It’s easy to want more gov’t benefits when you aren’t paying.” Though Hatch and his colleagues pretend that their hardline stance on budget cuts to vital programs is about “shared sacrifice,” they have made it clear that if they get their way, the only Americans sharing in the sacrifice will be those who can afford it least.
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