An ultraconservative Republican House caucus on Wednesday put forth its spending plan that represents a draconian wishlist of attacks on the social safety net and consumer and environmental protections while including a plan to further enrich the wealthy by making making permanent parts of the GOP tax plan.
Perfect. We now have the house version of AFUC-you budget.
Line them up in front of a firing squad. You’re fired!
Someone PLEASE end these CRETINS!
Yes, the taxes will continue to go up for the 99%, the MIC will get their money.
Sounds like they stuck their thumbs up their butts, pulled out a turd, and said, “What good ol’ boys are we!”
Not even being subtle anymore, are they? Perhaps they want bread riots and to huddle in their enclaves hoping we’ll kill each other off and leave the world to them. This is why worker strikes and protests are so important. We can’t let it get that far!
This is the plan of the libertarians (Tea Party, Koch brothers) etc. Ending all social programs. George Mason University houses the “brain” of this movement. In my view these people are so obsessed with the notion of economic liberty that they would destroy anything and everything to obtain it. And in fact obtaining their goal will destroy just about everything because it means gutting all environmental regulations and denying climate change to avoid government regulations. In their fantasies somehow the rich survive but that is unlikely. They see taxes for social programs and corporate regulations as being tyranny. Okay nobody likes tyranny but it is hard to see how helping the less well off and protecting human health can be called tyranny. In the view of these “tyranny fighters” there is no such thing as the common good. There are only individuals competing to obtain wealth. Those who do are the winners and the others are losers big time, left to fend for themselves with little means and no assistance from the government. You could call it cruelty on a scale that is hard to imagine. This is now what a good percentage of the Republican Party support since it was Koch brother money that got them elected. Even though the party has been sort of hijacked by the white nationalists the Tea Party is going along with that, extreme hate against non-whites and all. If the average person whats a miserable life for themself and their children it is pretty easy to see which party to vote for. Vote misery, vote Republican. At least all those liberals will also be miserable if that is any consolation.
That is actually what they expect and why they are willing to pay taxes for extra law enforcement. This stuff is all written down. They understand the consequences of their actions and are making preparations. They will deal with social unrest with brutal force. They are attempting to have permanent minority rule over a majority. They need to suppress the vote and disenfranchise as many opponents as possible because they know they can’t win when it comes to elections if everything is fair.
People need to stop having kids! This is overpopulation and grabbing of what’s left by the rich and greedy. Also, stop preserving old people in nursing homes! Nursing homes are just an industry- that’s all.
When is MORE enough for these people?
Six reasons why Barack Obama would have beaten Donald Trump in 2016.…
A very interesting WHAT IF… in 2018. Obama was the diversity president in contrast to Trump being a blatant sexist and racist. Then the Republicans went Trump crazy and started class warfare against the poor while sucking up to the millionaires, billionaires, multi millionaires, multi billionaires and huge corporations.
Personally I think all states should have a right to die with dignity law, and that includes those with depression, poverty and no hope of change. Do what you can, and when life is just miserable and hopeless have the right to die with dignity.
Sorry to say mealouts that its going the other direction…my state and local gubmits are spending big bucks making bridges more suicide proof.
What you are saying isn’t accurate. The rich people and countries consume the overwhelming majority of resources and create the overwhelming majority of pollutants. If you eliminated the poorest 25% of the world’s population, you would still have an environmental crisis. Not the case with the richest 25%. The data on that is clear. The capitalist system also knows no limits to growth in throughput and the generation of pollutants. Capitalism would be impossible without growth, without an outright authoritarian state.
The policies that Obama supported, the policy positions that have dominated the Democratic Party (especially economic policies) in recent decades, led to Trump. They were so disastrous that a monster like Trump could actually win, and the Democrats were utterly wiped out under Obama. Yeah, he could have beat Trump, and the policies he supported (and he would have done even worse things, like cutting the very programs the Republicans are now pushing to cut, the TPP and far more austerity) would have continued to make things worse. After he left office, that context would still exist, and the next Trump won’t be so incompetent. Things are going to get ugly quick if the left doesn’t wake up and actually put in place its (very popular) policies. Obama was a charismatic politician, a handsome guy, very intelligent, and was obviously historically important. Policy wise, not tons different than Tim Kaine.
The RSC must be aiming for a revolt! Really…what do these people want, and why do they want it? Anyone who is not wealthy, and continues to vote these creeps into office, is a damn fool. Also, anyone who does not vote, thinking that it doesn’t matter, is likewise a fool.
Would have beaten him like a toy drum!
Hopefully this budget will inspire people to think hard about what it would mean to have Bernie Sanders Chair the Budget Committee in the Senate. Because that could be reality if Dems take the majority in 2018. He’s the next in line by seniority. Oh, and need I add, Ron Wyden chairing Intelligence.
As I posted on another story yesterday, the Kochs master plan is about to come to a frantic conclusion. Tax cut? Done. Fascist leaning SCOTUS and federal appellate courts? Done. Regulatory agencies (EPA, education, energy, FDA, all crippled? Done. Americans confidence in their government destroyed? Done.
The slash and burn portion of the GOP plan is now complete. Now comes the coup degras. The fields will now be salted. The wells will be poisoned. Republicans and their rich benefactors know that they have a shelf life of November. They have now set up America for a spectacular fall. They are all too aware of the potential for an electoral disaster this fall so the secret wish list of the oligarchy will be front and center this summer. Privatize social security. Eliminate Medicare. Block grant Medicaid. Further cripple the VA. How you ask will they be able to do this without public outcry? They will do it the old fashioned way, under a cover of War.
The Kochs started playing the long con back in the late 1970’s. The Sting is about to take place. Charles and David Koch will will be able to die knowing that they turned the USA, that shining beacon on the hill, into a giant feudal estate.