Monday, October 23, 2017

Once Again The GOP Screws America In Order To Give A Tax Break To The Wealthy

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.

To be fair, this budget resolution itself is nonbinding, but according to MoveOn.org's Ben Wikler, it represents the "starting gun for what might be the most consequential legislative fight of the Trump era: the looting of the U.S. treasury to reward billionaire GOP donors and mega-corporations, at the expense of the rest of us." 

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.

Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, called the vote a "dark deed" and urged people nationwide to stand up and fight back against what the budget represents:
“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%:

6 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

It boggles the mind!

Frank said...

Even Collins, Murkowski and McCain voted for it. Shame. Two of them would have defeated it.

Sadie J said...

It is so contrary to any semblance of common sense. It confirms that any poor person that supports these asshats really are truly clueless.

anne marie in philly said...

WTF Collins, Murkowski and McCain?

of course, my white stupid slob toomey voted along with the other GOPricks! mofo needs to GO!

Dave R said...

These people are so desperate to force something down the American people's throat, even if it is a shit sandwich.

Helen Lashbrook said...

it's not even the 1% that this bill is aimed at but the .01%. The world 1% is a pretty low bar; you only need $675,000 to be in it and that includes assets like your home and car!