Saturday, February 04, 2006

Screw the Poor & Middle Class, it's the Republican Way

In a topsy-turvy world, it's always good to know there are some things we can rely on. The earth revolves around the sun (oops, sorry, I spoiled the surprise for the creationists), trees lose their leaves in the fall, it's cold here in January (ok, so global warming is messing that one up), and Republicans love to screw over the poor and middle class while leaving their well financed supporters alone..

The Republican controlled House of Representatives yesterday approved budget cuts of nearly $40 billion over five years in Medicaid, welfare, child support and student lending. Fortunately, it's for a good cause overall, these cuts, while in programs that are already under funded will, slice less than 1/2 of 1% from the budget over the next five years. So take heart when you can't get your student loan, because of your sacrifice, almost 1/2 of 1% of the budget is being reduced! Say it loud, say it proud!

And the government NEEDS those savings. Bush needs an additional $90 billion in this year's budget that he hadn't asked for before. That's $70 billion for the wars and $18 billion for Katrina. And don't worry, you know that under this President & Veep, that money will go where it's most badly needed - into contracts with companies owned by their friends and supporters.

After all, without those funds, some of those CEOs might have been forced to accept bonuses under $20 million dollars this year. And that might mean they couldn't buy that second jet! And what family can survive on only one jet!


Blogger AKH said...

1/2 of 1% wow I didn't realize we were saving so much. I guess that will help us finance another war.

4:02 AM  

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