Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GOP Temple of Doom Passes Budget to Erase the Deficit and the Poor

Speaker Boehner Before the Vote With Instruction Sheet

Speaker Boehner Announcing the Vote
(Passed 228-199 with 17 GOPers Voting with the DEMS)

Voices Seldom Heard in the Name of GOP Unity

The action today in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives proves to me one more time that the Grand Old Party does not truly represent the same Americans that DEMS do. How pathetic is that vote. Pick and choose whom to help and support and claim victory - ha...

WASHINGTON — Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.

Final passage, 228-199, came shortly after Republicans also bumped up recommended defense spending to levels proposed by the President.

Surprise, surprise, surprise: Much of the budget’s savings would come from Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, programs that aid the low-income and poor, although details were sketchy.

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), chairman of the House Budget Committee, called the plan a “balanced budget for a stronger America — and one that would get this economy rolling again.” (rolling over whom I must ask)?

Democrats meanwhile rebutted that the GOP numbers didn’t add up and called their policies wrong-headed.

Check your Rep’s vote here at the roll call sheet.

Our newly-elected Rep. Elise Stefanik (the youngest women ever elected) (R-NY-21) voted "Yea."  I say, shame on her.

Now the shift goes to the Senate – what will they do? Cut more, lessen the impact, shit or go blind, or close one eye and fart? Sounds gross, I know, but are the cuts to the most-needy in the country. One word best describes this GOP: Pathetic.

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