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Republican budgeting

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I’ve become very irritated lately with Republicans harping on Obama about his plan to cut $4 trillion from the budget over the next 12 years. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/us/politics/14obama.html) Mostly, I’m not irritated by the Republican politicians. I’m used to their tricks. They’re tools of the rich and influential in Congress, and act accordingly. (The Democrats are too, for the most part, but they do have at least some bit of concern for people in need.) I’m irritated by the Republicans who put those politicians in office.

I’m just aghast that anyone could possibly look at the Republican plan and think it was a good idea. What does it do? Preserve tax cuts for the rich and cut social welfare programs. It helps the people who least need help, and fucks the needy. Why do people think this is such a good idea? I can understand the rich liking it out of pure selfishness, but most Republicans are not rich. Along comes Obama with a plan that would increase taxes for the rich, and the Republicans call him out as saying it’s a terrible thing.

This is like trying to save money at a pool by telling the lifeguards only to look after the people who aren’t drowning. It’s like cutting money out of the household budget by continuing to buy luxury cars but deciding not to feed the kids. It’s completely absurd on its face and I have no idea why anyone (but the rich) would support it.

And lest you read between the lines, I can say I would understand why the rich would support it, but it would definitely not be just.


Written by nelsonlu

April 18, 2011 at 8:14 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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