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3/23/2015 6:40 am  #1

The R-Tribe Budget Proposal

Bernie Sanders summed it up:

The full Senate on Monday is set to take up a budget that will shape national priorities for the coming year. “Devastating,” is how Bernie summed up the Republicans’ proposal. They would throw millions of Americans off health insurance. Their budget would cut $4.3 trillion from programs like Medicare, food stamps and Medicaid. Education programs would be scaled back. Pell Grants for college students would be frozen. Wall Street regulations passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis would be scaled back.

What it doesn’t do may be even worse. It doesn’t address the 11 percent real unemployment rate in the United States. It doesn’t create any jobs. It doesn’t fix crumbling roads and bridges. It doesn’t make college more affordable. It doesn’t raise the minimum wage. Despite Republicans’ professed concerns about deficits, their plan would leave in place tax loopholes that let the wealthy and big corporations avoid paying their fair share of taxes. Bernie tried to make the budget better in committee, where he is the ranking member, but his amendments all fell on party-line votes. He will try again to improve the budget when the debate moves this week to the Senate floor.


3/23/2015 6:50 am  #2

Re: The R-Tribe Budget Proposal

Clearly the budget does not address the things that I think are national priorities.

Perhaps we will see a defense of this budget.
(Or, more likely, we'll just get a crude Obama cartoon.)

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

3/23/2015 7:02 am  #3

Re: The R-Tribe Budget Proposal

The "what it doesn't do" in many respects is indiciative of things that both the R and D tribes have failed at getting any traction addressing. 

It will be interesting to see 4 years from now how the voting populace views the promised governace from the current majority. So far it has been like the saying "what is old is new again" 


"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

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