What’s this you say? Voting along strict party lines, the GOP-controlled Senate voted to pass a sweeping budget measure that provides for massive tax giveaways to corporations and the super-rich while eliminating funding for social programs, education, and affordable housing; it also cuts Medicaid by $1 trillion—yes, trillion—and Medicare by $500 billion.
But hey, the GOP and the Lying-Hypocritical-Misogynistic-Racist-Homophobe-Pussy-Groper-In-Chief get to pander to their real base, the One Percent, while screwing their pretend base, the nation’s lowest income families.
The measure passed by 51-49 vote, with only one Republican, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, joining every single Democrat and both Senate Independents who voted against it.
Remember that, those of you who voted for him when all those social programs you rely are gone; but hey, you got a pretty red ball out of the deal, didn’t you?
In the wake of its passage, Bernie Sanders called this proposal "Robin Hood in reverse" for taking from the poor to give to the rich. And Sanders was far from alone in his outrage.
“Another dark deed done: GOP passes obscene budget to slash Medicare/Medicaid & explode the deficit – all in the name of tax cuts for the 1%."
And Merkley added:
“It’s up to us—all of us—to fight back once again, defeat this destructive GOP tax plan, and stand up for working America. Time to get loud!”
And so, if you’re apt to ‘get loud,’ here is a list of your GOP Senators who are trying to fuck 99% of us, while kissing the ass of the 1%: