"Governor Romney supports cut, cap and balance and which is yet another demonstration that there is no daylight between Gov. Romney and Republican leaders on the most important issues facing this country... And not even Romney's Etch A Sketch can change that. He is not going to be able to do that. He may buy a new one, but he can't do it."
He also made this rather super duper majorly important point:
"Make no mistake about it. If the Republicans in Congress and their amen corner of Romney, Santorum and Gingrich – if any of them get their hands on the White House, the keys to the White House I promise you, you will see Medicare ended as we know it."
The Ryan/GOP Kill Medicare plan should do them in, again, as long as we stay on message.
And no, it's not "bold" to suggest a plan like that. It's flat out destructive.
Hey, remember when liberals were attacked mercilessly (and wrongly) for not "supporting our troops"? Remember all those American flags the Bush Republicans waved maniacally and how GOP Congress members and candidates all insisted they were patriots because they sported those made-in-China flag pins?
America first! Support our troops... until 2012, because now those troops don't serve their purpose any more.
[W]ithout saying the word "veteran," the budget tells us a lot about what they think about veterans. The budget calls for across the board spending freezes and cuts. If enacted, the Ryan GOP budget would cut $11 billion from veterans spending, or 13 percentfrom what President Obama proposes in his own plan.
It's unconscionable that they'd do this at a time when so many Iraq veterans have just come home and rely on veterans care. Over 45,000 US troops were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more will come who will rely on VA services, on top of veterans of other wars and eras who depend on the VA. But, this shortsightedness isn't new.
Republicans couldn't get enough of shock and awe. Now they're more like a crock of blahblahblah.
Please read the whole post here.
Via Think Progress (which has a spiffy new layout, I might add, so hop over and take a look):
[The GOP] budget would lower the top marginal tax rate on the wealthiest Americans to a 25 percent, returning the tax rate on the richest to pre-New Deal levels. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) demonstrates this with the [above] graph.
Always thinking of the little guy, right GOP? Corporate profits trump the rest of us every time, no matter how they try to spin it.
Do the right thing? Pfft. Do what's good for the health and welfare of America? Bleh. French kiss the wealthy? Priceless.
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