Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A Ghoulish Budget from the Rethugs
The Rethuglican/Tea Party-controlled House of Representatives Budget Committee, led by goggle-eyed wingnut Rep. Paul "Lyin'" Ryan, has rolled out its proposed budget for fiscal 2013, and it reflects the standard far-right view that programs for the middle class and poor should be the first to be cut, and cut very deeply. It would slash Medicaid, food stamps, Pell grants for college, and other programs, while cutting the top income tax rate to 25% (where the top rate is now 35%). Defense spending -- by far the largest part of discretionary spending -- remains intact. Lyin' Ryan also re-introduces his unpopular Medicare "reform" plan, which would convert Medicare into a voucher-based premium support program, ending Medicare for people now 55 and under.
While the Rethug-proposed budget is dead on arrival, it does present the voters with a stark view of the social Darwinist philosophy of the Rethuglicans: spare the top income earners ("job creators") who contribute large sums of money to their campaigns, and sock it to the middle and lower income people, who the Rethuglicans believe only deserve a few crumbs from their table.
(image: Eddie Munster grew up to be a major Rethuglican politician....scary, right?