It’s not enough that House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan introduced a highly controversial spending proposal during budget negotiations - one that would compromise healthcare needs for 100 million Americans - but now House Republicans have pushed through a bill which makes it look to the less-than-informed as if the GOP wants to keep the government running.

But, in the bill which passed the House today by a vote of 247 to 181, the GOP doubled down with a couple of tried-and-true measures to rile the low-end of their base and satiate the high-end.

When all else fails throw in the hot-button issue of abortion and, by all means, let business know the environment will never trump profits.

In what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid correctly deems “ideological,” Republicans “are no longer on how much savings we will get on government spending."

Today, they have thrown in provisions that would strip all funding from Planned Parenthood as well as prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

President Obama, won't you use your bully pulpit, look into the cameras and tell the American people just how lowdown and dirty this ideological trickery is? Don’t let the Republicans come out smelling like a rose while the naïve blame a government shutdown on Democrats.

Enough, already!



B.J. said...

FYI from USA Today/Gallup today:

“As the House Republicans' budget plan stirs discussion about Medicare and Medicaid, Gallup finds 25.7% of adults - and at least 1 in 10 in all age groups -- get their healthcare from those programs or military/veterans' benefits.”

FYI from The New York Times, 4 April 2011:

“Medicaid and Medicare … insure more than 100 million people.”

“About half of Medicaid recipients are children. Nearly two-thirds of the money spent on Medicaid benefits is for low-income people who are 65 and older or disabled.”

tnlib said...

These cretans simply don't care about the welfare of the American people, whether they're old, young, sick or poor. They don't even really care about the military mean and women or the vets - a shut-down will impact on them. They'd really prefer that we'd all just die.

Tiny said...

As State Rep. Scott Randolph, (D) Florida said, 'If his wife incorporated her uterus there would be no regulations on it.'

Plus, people should ask why they want more children brought into the world when they don't want them to have healthcare, education and necessities for daily life once they enter the world.

How do they fit that square peg into a round hole?

B.J. said...

Still having connection problems and have just now been able to get on the Web, so I haven’t read ANY news this Friday morning.

tnlib: I’m certain there are Republicans who will read this and shake their heads, but, by God, what you say is TRUE.

And, Tiny, you make a very good point!