Today the US House voted to kill funding for the NPB...(NPR). I've been thinking, since the only cuts they propose are programs they dislike... (never a dime from the DOD)
then you look at the states like Wisconsin, Ohio, PA, Texas and the GOP governors and Houses want to dump all the pain on teachers, school programs, social infrastructure, public workers ...
so it got me thinking ... is this their new plan for killing programs they don't like - and it all started with Reagan...the plan goes like this:
1. Cut revenue by giving tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations and spend like drunken sailors (the biggest spending sprees in the last 30 years were under Reagan-Bush Sr, 1981-1993; and GW, 2001-2009).
2. Delcare "We're broke" !!
3. Cut all the programs you dislike in the name of fiscal need, and NEVER talk of raising revenue by closing tax loopholes, or cutting programs you like, such as the DOD.
If this wasn't a preconceived plan - it sure looks like it's become their plan in the last 10 years..
Texas Gov Perry is talking about layioing off 1/3 of all the teachers ! cutting after school programs and head start...
In GA, Gov. Deal has cut education to give a 5% tax cut to businesses !
Is this the way they want to run the country and middle class into the ground ??
Here's the thing Steve... they talk of cutting NPB $420 million, now that not a trivial sum, but I bet you could find that much waste in 1 Govt DOD contract !!
They're nit-picking the little stuff and avoiding the big ones, and everyone with 2 cranial neurons knows it !!
and it's not just at the Federal level - states are doing it too going after teachers and public workers and their benefits...
at the state level those are probably bigger items, but there's NO BALANCE... no closing tax loopholes, etc- in fact many are giving more tax breaks while running deficits - ... it's just all cuts on the critical functions like education.
Check the TRMS website. She did a pretty robust segment on this last night, and showed how now — as in the past — this kind of right wing over-reach brings the Democratic base to a boil and drives many of these issues to the polls, where Republicans and the issues get hosed big time.
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