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Republicans Death Squad

Posted by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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Ryan proposes slashing the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled by more than $700 billion.

Ryan's plan embraces tough new spending levels required under the unpopular, across-the-board spending cuts known as a sequester that began to take effect this month. But in order to protect the Pentagon, Republicans cut even more deeply into the day-to-day operating budgets of domestic agencies next year, slashing them from the $506 billion projected under the 2011 debt and budget pact to $414 billion — an unprecedented 18 percent cut.

Ryan revives his controversial plan that, starting in 2024 for workers born in 1959 or after, would replace traditional Medicare with a voucher-like government subsidy for people to buy health insurance on the open market. A system that no American wants.

The House panel approved the plan, by Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., late Wednesday by a 22-17 party-line vote.

Republicans barreled ahead with an approach that whacks spending by $4.6 trillion, promises sweeping cuts to Medicaid and domestic agencies for the poor and disabled, including disabled military veterans. Referencing to them as " Entitlement Seekers ".

These Republican proposals sweep the poor and disabled aside like trash.














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by Emerald Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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Stunningly ignorant post on every level.

There are no cuts in the sequester, by the way.

Where did you plagiarize that from without accreditation?

by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:21 AM
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That's rich.  You do realize that the entire set of entitlement programs are 100% unsustainable don't you?  Spending has to get cut somewhere, and the entitlement programs are well over 50% of our spending.  In comparison, defense spending, which is excessive by most standards, only accounts for less than 20% of total spending.

by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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I am pretty sure that the voucher system is another bone being thrown to insurance companies. Nothing is more important in this country that the health of big business, even if it reduces the health of actual people.

by Ruby Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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Please refrain from voting, OP.

by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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Entitlement programs such as food stamps NEED to be cut.  The amount of money given out in food stamps is ridiculous.  A family living off fs should not be able to feed their family better than those who work to feed their own familiy.

by Ruby Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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 Wow, you wrote this tripe yourself?sidesplittinglaughter

by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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To the person that posted the above.  It may help you to put a link of what you wrote.  Also, it would help your argument if you did some studying on what you posted in order for you to save face later when you are "called out" on the carpet for posting extreme "stuff."

by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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 Actually, I would be surprised if this person is allowed to vote since she is not believed to be the person that she is portraying herself to be.  ;  )

Quoting Carpy:

Please refrain from voting, OP.


by Silver Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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I don't think that any more money should be given to insurance companies. There has to be a better way. Insurance companies are out I control already and throwing more money to them is like throwing it into the sewer.
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by Ruby Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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Hyperbole and misstatement.

Conservatives want people to be able to financially support themselves as much as possible, live their own lives, so they can be free, and to care for those who cannot care for themselves. Conservatives want a vibrantly growing economy so all Americans will be better off financially and everyone who can work can find a job. 

Liberals want to confiscate as much of the American people's own money to give to others the way liberals want, so as many people as possible are financially dependent on government the AMERICAN TAXPAYER. They are happy with high unemployment, with those unemployed on unemployment and food stamps. Their goal?To produce as many reliable Democrat votes as possible - a continuation of racist LBJ's purpose of creating his social programs: "To keep those ni***rs voting Democratic for 200 years!"

Conservatives want to restructure entitlements so they can actually be around for future generations and not bankrupt the economy. They believe in cleaning up our own financial messes, so we don't pass our poor spending choices and financial disasters on future generations. For liberals, on the other hand, math is not their strong suit. They believe in kicking the can down the road as many times as possible, so that our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren must pay for OUR foolish financial choices, in addition to their own debt.

Some Republicans have not been true conservatives - GWB spent like a drunken sailor and never met a spending bill he ever vetoed.  And some Democrats in the past were fiscal conservatives.

We are are all a combination of conservative and liberal - and have some reasonable disagreements.

But, despite what many liberals, and even some conservatives have said lately, we DO have a HUGE spending problem, we DO have a catastrophic debt problem. There is not unlimited TAXPAYER MONEY. You start trying to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs - the goose takes up things other than laying golden eggs. Or moves someplace else where she is not punished for laying golden eggs. As they've done in California. And New York. And all over the US. And France. And the UK. And Germany. Everyone suffers. Except perhaps China.

That's why we need to responsibly deal with our debt now - by passing a balanced budget, and erasing the deficit in 10 years.

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