Thursday, March 26, 2009
GOP Budget, the Repugs Unveiled their "budget", the Republican Road to Recovery is what they named their 16 page pamphlet of talking points...
Page One of "the Budget"....
"Republicans believe that there is a far better way—one that promises freedom and prosperity. Our economic plan curbs spending, creates jobs and lowers taxes, and controls the debt; and it will soon have our economy growing again."
Think Progress has a great post up about this where they point out ALL that is Missing..... How can they submit a Budget with NO Numbers or Charts or Data sited ? Did they think no one would read their Budget Proposal ? 16 pages of Drivel about how to further enrich the Rich....do read...it is some mighty fine Kitty Litter.....It's full of silly line-bubble diagrams and photos of White People.It is like a badly done Cruise Broshure....
Perpetrators of this Piece of Drivel:
John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mike Pence,Thaddeus McCotter, Pete Sessions,Cathy McMorris,John R.Carter, Roy Blunt, David Drier
Page 4: ( and yes, that is ALL that was on Page 4....Three Sentences ????)
Republicans seek to ensure that the federal budget cannot grow faster than families’ ability to pay the bill. Republicans also seek to provide universal access to affordable health care and offer common-sense reforms to address our entitlements and ensure that our children and grandchildren can secure future benefits. The republican plan curbs spending."
Enigma Question:::: Since when do Repugs support A UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE PLAN???? BUT they want to "curb spending" ??HOW will they pay for their NEW "Universal Healthcare" ??? This makes No Sense....
Pages 5-8 : The pages are supposedly dissecting Obama's Plans for Healthcare...except....they site stories of Problems with healthcare in England as their "worry" about Healthcare, and then at the bottom of page is this little statement::
"House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman alluded to Medicaid’s problems when he recently stated
that, “it is highly unlikely you are going to find millionaires who would like to go on Medicaid.” Republicans do not believe that a health care program which wealthy individuals would not “like to go on” is acceptable for 60 million poor and vulnerable Americans."
ENIGMA Question::: Where did they get the 60 MIllion Number, because here is the thing, if 48 Million were without insurance before the Election ( and they were) , then now with 5.9 Unemployed, the number of Un-Insured could indeed be close to 60 Million ...so Maybe when we have this Debate about Healthcare for ALL- we should try to access the True Un-Insured Number- it might be higher than we think or know.... And if we are going to talk about "Poor And Vulnerable " Americans- like they suggest- then we should also count those Under- Employed and making minimum wage or who are Under-Insured.
"With regard to entitlements, Republicans support the notion that wealthy seniors like Warren Buffett and George Soros can afford to pay $2 per day more for their Medicare prescription drug coverage. But we would go further to save Medicare, by simplifying the current benefit structure in traditional Medicare to include a catastrophic cap on out-of-pocket expenses for the first time in the program’s history.LIMITS FEDERAL SPENDING..."
Okay I am confused ???WHAT is the Cap for ??? Capping Care ? or Costs ? Or what the Feds will pay for ? So when a patient reaches a certain level of cost for their care What will happen? Like a patient like Christopher Reeves - what would happen when he reached his cap ? ( I mention Chris Reeves because he fought long and hard to STOP Caps and felt they limited care....)
Page 9 ( and yes, that is ALL that is there on the page- 3 Sentences.....):::
Republicans seek to reduce the tax burden on working families and small businesses, in order to create jobs and unlock private capital. Republicans also want energy independence with increased development of all our natural
resources, including renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.The republican plan creates jobs & lowers taxes.
( This is the Lead in to the Energy Section of their "Budget".....Hmmm, expect to see Some Drilling...)
Page 10 Lots of Misquoted Numbers and strange statements, but the best is the photo of a homeless man next to a Bubble stating Something about Helping Small Businesses ????Omg...
"But facts are stubborn things. Rather than oil and gas companies “blocking” wind power, Democrats have a track record of playing “not-in-my-backyard” politics with these renewable energy projects. Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, for example, have long fought a renewable wind project in waters off of Massachusetts. The project, Cape Wind, would provide 75 percent of the electricity demand for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket island. According to Senator Kennedy’s
campaign website, the project would undermine “the ecology of the Sound and will jeopardize the public interest.” The Senator once remarked, “Don't you realize — that's where I sail!” The Senator’s son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, opposes another wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island that would generate up to 15 percent of the electricity used in the state. Rep. Kennedy thinks the
energy project would negatively affect “tourism, the fishing industry and everything else.”
( So they find a way to Dig at Kennedy as he fights cancer, they don't even mention him in their Healthcare section, so it shows how limited they are in their Knowledge and their attacks...pathetic. They of course whip out the 2008 Election Hype about drilling and the outer shelves etc etc).
Yeah..they go Nuclear :::
In order to bring online a safe, inexpensive, and clean American energy source quickly, Republicans support removing government barriers to new nuclear reactors as long as they meet strict security and safety criteria. Efforts to streamline the hearing and judicial review process for nuclear permitting to place reasonable limits on arduous anti-energy litigation would be pursued as well.
( Just a reminder for them about History, America has built NO New Nuclear Reactors since 1979...because there was a BIG Safety Incident...and then when 1986 Chernobyl happened, yes MANY safety issues were Relooked at....it was not a matter of Pesty Legal Manuverings getting in the way of Cheap Wonderful Energy....it was all about Safety..and I love that they also do not mention anything about the Dangers of the Radioactive Waste...they never do..remember McCain on the Campaign Trail wanted 40 NEW Nuclear Plants...)
Page 14 "Republican Plan Controls the Debt" is the title, flied by TWO sentences...yup...that's it.
Republicans want to end the bailouts, protect taxpayers, and provide a transparent recovery process. Republicans support maintaining the cost of living after witnessing the booms and busts triggered by loose monetary policy.
I could not possibly regurgitate or explore the last three pages and waste any more of your time...