Reason #368 Republicans Really Bug Me

Monday, October 17, 2005

Reason #368 Republicans Really Bug Me

Suddenly GOP leadership is bit by the fiscal responsibility bug, so they decide to slash funding across the board to pay for hurricane relief-- starting with cuts to programs that benefit the poor and elderly.
Beginning this week, the House GOP lawmakers will take steps to cut as much as $50 billion from the fiscal 2006 budget for health care for the poor, food stamps and farm supports, as well as considering across-the-board cuts in other programs. Only last month, then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (Tex.) and other GOP leaders quashed demands within their party for budget cuts to pay for the soaring cost of hurricane relief.
Republicans are pratically inviting Dems to call them out on this-- for pete's sake, they're cutting programs that help the poor to, um, help the poor? What about all that pork? Why doesn't that go on the chopping block first? A bridge to nowhere in Alaska that nobody wants doesn't help a single sick child get the medicene they need. (I know that Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy are sacrosanct, so I won't even mention them.)

The GOP has the nerve to tout themselves as the moral, "WWJD?" party while they cheerfully screw the poor while pretending to help them? If Dems don't jump on this, make some serious noise about how absolutely hyprocritcal and preposterous this is, then screw them all.

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