Thursday, September 22, 2005

Progressives can do Better!

Republicans have now announced their plans to combat the deficit, and you guessed it they plan on gutting all of the programs we hold so dear.

Over the next 10 years, their plan calls for cutting the already feable Medicaid by over $225 billion party by increasing Medicaid co-payments. Please note - Medicaid is "the health care safety net for low-income children, elderly, disablied, pregnant women and parents." These cuts will ofcourse again hurt those most vulnerable of us all the while over 70 Billion in New Tax cuts are being proposed this year.

As this article outlines, there is a much better way. We can do more in less time. "Rolling back the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of Americans would save $327 BILLION over 5 years". "Cracking down on offshore tax shelters would save another $65 Billion in 5 years."

Never before in this country's history have we given huge tax cuts. This republican party has been spending money like drunken sailors and growing governement to an all time and unsustainable HIGH.

It is time again to ask ourselves - are we better off today than we were 6 years ago? I think not.

We have to stand up and STOP this - "no tax - spend spend spend" republicans from damaging our country. Over 7 million people have been thrust back into poverty under this administrations policies while the rich are getting richer.

There is nothing CHRISTIAN about this administrations fiscal policy and paying for the Iraq war and rebuilding of the biggest natural disasters on the backs of the poor is completely unacceptable.


GumboFilé said...

I like the idea of paying for Katrina by withdrawing from Iraq, but I prefer the idea of making New Orleans a tax-free zone and watching private dollars flock in to rebuild at no expense to taxpayers.

GumboFilé said...

ps, there's nothing Christian about confiscating money from one set of people and distributing it to another set of people.