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There’s no polite way to put it: the GOP have literally gone off the deep end. In their efforts to appease businesses and the farthest right of their base, while they attempt to make President Obama fail at any cost, the GOP are literally throwing the country down the toilet. They now openly support corporations and their monied interests over the middle class. Rep Paul Ryan (R) wants to chuck Medicare out the window in favor of a system of private insurers and vouchers. Let me say that again – chuck medicare out the window – whilst giving the powerful insurance industry a huge new source of revenue that is sure to hurt the poor, elderly, disabled, and retired populace. Even for the GOP, this is radical.
In the mean time, the drum beats even louder for more and more cuts – with the biggest elephants in the room left untouched – corporate loopholes, generous energy policies and tax breaks for Oil, coal, and other industries, and tax breaks for the rich still intact.
Seriously? And the Democrats cry for (ahem) less cuts, but still advocate for cuts to programs for the poor and middle class. What the hell is going on here?
I am a Democrat and liberal through and through. But I think when President Obama agreed to a tax cut for the wealthy and then talks about everyone tightening their belts and that sacrifices have to be made, I cringe. In this particular instance, the President and Democrats have no more credibility on this issue than their GOP counterparts. How can I take President Obama seriously when he talks about cuts to medicare and other programs for disabled and poor and yet lets tax cuts for the wealthy stay?
Thankfully, in his latest speech, the President is sounding a different tune. He is gearing for a battle in 2012 to take away those corporate loopholes and tax breaks for the wealthy. Let’s see if he actually does it this time around.