“Help the rich get richer. Soak the middle class and seniors."
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is launching online ads that slam 17 GOP lawmakers for supporting and voting for Paul Ryan’s insane budget. How insane? Via the wonderful Heather at C and L:
Rep. Alan Grayson: Paul Ryan wants sick poor people to die. This is why Grayson was elected... again. He sticks up for the 99% and has no qualms about being blunt about it.
“Republicans say this budget is the best way to communicate their ‘governing philosophy,’ so we’re telling the people what that means: more for millionaires and corporate special interests, less for the middle class and seniors,” DCCC spokesperson Emily Bittner said in a statement. “That might be the Republican Congress’ governing philosophy – but it certainly isn’t the right philosophy for America’s middle class.”
Catering to their wealthy corporate buddies and trying to kill Medicare are what sank the GOP previously, so of course, they're repeating the effort, and then some. All those claims of an Extreme Makeover (extremist makeover?) and showing how much they "care" about us are just words on paper that they have been ordered to read. They say 'em but they sure don't believe 'em. They need votes.
Maybe it was all one big April Fools joke, like the party itself.
Kudos to the DCCC for drawing attention to the 2014 elections rather than speculating about a Hillary Clinton presidential run. Happy April Republicans' Day!