The CBO has just published a snapshot of the results of the GOP’s “Tax Scam” combined with the Bipartisan Budget Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Our GOP-dominated government has significantly cut revenues and increased outlays and our national debt will grow to the largest percentage since just after World War II.
This was not by accident or oversight. They were not just drunk with power.
This is part of their concerted war on the middle class and the poor. They will manipulate anger and fear to cement their power over us and the coup de grâce will be making us hand over our social insurance programs that allow us to live with dignity in this, the richest and most powerful country in the world.
The GOP now has two strategies they’re working on to deflect blame from themselves.
Continue reading “Tues. 4/10 – Let them eat tax refunds.”
Maybe she’d better hold off on squandering the $78 total on a Costco membership. She may need to save it to offset higher medical bills, or the loss of all the “entitlement” programs Paul Ryan is planning to slash…
The House is expected to vote on a “balanced budget” amendment after they return from recess. It is expected that the amendment would have no chance of passing, since it would need Democratic votes, then ratification by three-fourths of the states in the U.S. However, we should take nothing for granted.
(Wapo) “A balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution would require that every year the federal budget would have to be balanced, no matter what: no borrowing, not a dollar more spent than the government receives in taxes. It’s one of the worst ideas anyone in Washington ever had, but it’s particularly absurd coming from the GOP.” Continue reading “Friday – Bottomless.”