The House Republican budget stacks the deck against the Middle Class, one cut at a time, cutting vital programs, lowering taxes for millionaires, and raising taxes for middle-class families.
Much has been said over the past few weeks about the budget proposal in the House of Representatives, offered by Rep. Paul Ryan, and backed by Republican members, but not much has been said about how it will affect our veterans. As you know, the Paul Ryan plan will end Medicare, making it a voucher program, leaving seniors to buy their own insurance in the private system. It will therefore end one of the most popular and successful initiatives ever offered.
This plan will also punish veterans – harshly – and it’s important that you spread the word on how it will do so.
Here are the facts:
In short, Republicans and Paul Ryan will strip away care for our veterans, in the name of budget cutting. These proposals are draconian, cruel, and unfair to those men and women who put their lives on the line for this country. But, unless we spread the word about how severely the Ryan/Republican plan will hurt veterans, most Americans won’t ever know.
Take some time to read their propaganda and get to know what they’re trying to do. Be an informed voter, not someone who swallowed their propaganda, hook, line and anchor.
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Read/compare a few to see what you think — and if you’d like you can compare the actual budget numbers between plans here.
— by Steven Horsford
Today, the House Republicans jammed the Ryan Republican Budget through Congress. They call it a “path to prosperity,” but really it is just a “path to pain.”
That’s right, this budget will be painful for America’s middle class families. It will hurt our children. It will devastate our seniors. It is not a solution.
I came to Washington to work with Democrats and Republicans to create common sense solutions to our nation’s budget problems. But balancing our budget, without cutting our deficit, on the back of our families is not common sense. It is harmful, painful and irresponsible.
We cannot afford the cuts that Paul Ryan and the Republicans are pushing. The Ryan Republican Budget will cut nearly two million jobs in the next year alone. It will end Medicare as we know it for the next generation of Nevada seniors and it will stall our nation’s economic growth by 1.7 percent.
Nevada is on the path to recovery, but cutting jobs and slowing growth will only set us back.
GOP Report Shows Party is Out of Touch With Americans on Threats to Democracy: Money in Politics and Voter Suppression
The Republican National Committee released a report today reviewing its losses in the 2012 election cycle and laying out a roadmap for the future of the party. People For the American Way Vice President Marge Baker released the following statement:
“This report highlights what we already knew: that the Republican party is out of touch with America. Instead of addressing the party’s anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-worker policies that voters resoundingly rejected in 2012, today’s report calls for a complete gutting of campaign finance reform – in essence calling for even more big money to be poured into our elections. If the Republican party were listening to Americans, they would know that the country supports finding systemic solutions to the problem of unregulated money in our political system. The answer is certainly not to gut the regulations we already have in place. Instead, we need to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC and related cases so that we can create more effective regulations to get big money out of our democracy.
“The GOP report’s recommendations on voting rights also underscore a continuing focus on keeping certain voters from the polls. After an election cycle overflowing with examples of discriminatory voter suppression efforts aimed at historically disenfranchised communities, the report recommends an ongoing focus on so-called ‘ballot security training initiatives.’ This is simply another phrase for the same voter intimidation tactics used in the name of preventing supposed ‘voter fraud.’ It’s baffling that the GOP thinks it can improve its image with people of color while still working to block their access to the ballot box.
“This report is yet another example that the GOP’s ‘soul-searching’ hasn’t gotten them very far. It’s time to refocus our efforts on getting the big money out of elections and the voters into the voting booth.”
Ready to go?
Just exactly how much lipstick have they purchased? Maybeline and Revlon combined couldn’t make enough lipstick to take care of that pachyderm.
Yesterday— the Republican National Committee released its wide-ranging “autopsy” report called the “Growth And Opportunity Project Report.” In it, the party admits to several shortcomings that contributed to the party’s wide losses in the 2012 election. A portion of the report includes market research from voter focus groups around the country. Not surprisingly, when asked to describe Republicans, respondents said that the party was “scary,” “narrow-minded,” “out of touch,” and full of “stuffy old men.” What’s most interesting is that the report failed to quantify just how out of touch their party has become on a number of issues, from climate change, to marriage equality, to universal background checks, to women’s rights, to the minimum wage, and more.
The GOP thinks they merely have a messaging problem … and just need to change a few words they used to talk about things. HAH! Now that’s a joke and a half. Maybe they should look at their 2012 Platform. Better yet, maybe they should look at what is happening in State Legislatures and what members of their party have introduced in the Congress:
I’m sure I’ve missed of few other big issues we’ve had to overcome … but need I go on? There’s a politically incorrect term we frequently used when I was in the Navy to define that kind of behavior. The term stars with “cluster.” The GOPs (Grouchy Old Patriarchs) problem is much more than a “messaging” problem. It’s a policy problem and we should cheer them on in pursuit of their messaging delusion. It will most certainly shorten their path to minor party status. We may have a few challenges to overcome in the short run, but we’ll all be much better off in the long run.
Don’t believe me? See for yourself, take your pick, click a pic or two. Read/compare a few — then compare the numbers.
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As you may recall, we had an election last year in which Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and their ideas were soundly rejected by voters.
Well, one person appears to have not gotten the message: Paul Ryan. Today, Ryan released the latest draconian budget from House Republicans and it is “almost identical to the Republican presidential platform in 2012.”
Here’s a closer at just how closely Ryan hewed to the unpopular and extreme policies he and Romney ran on — and lost.
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