SENATE BUDGET CUTS - MORE REPUBLICAN SMOKE
This one is priceless: �The Senate approved sweeping deficit-reduction legislation last night that would save about $35 billion over the next five years by cutting federal spending on prescription drugs, agriculture supports and student loans, while clamping down on fraud in the Medicaid program.� Washington Post 11/4/2005
Only the Republicans could pass such a ridiculous piece of legislation and announce it to the world with a straight face. If the Democrats ever tried to claim a victory over complete nonsense like this, �conservatives� would be howling from one end of this country to the other.
To put these �sweeping� spending cuts into perspective, over the next five years, the rulers of this American gulag intend to squander around 15 trillion of our hard earned dollars on thousands of illegal spending programs. Add another two or three $trillion in unfunded Social �Security� and Medicaid liabilities the Republicans plan to rack up on behalf of our grandchildren, and we can see that this $35 billion �cut� is just another phony argument that is being set up to make us all think there is someone in Washington looking out for our interests.
We should be used to this by now. The Republicans have been on an eleven-year spending binge � with a budget that is up over 70% from what it was when they took control of Congress! Now they want us to be impressed by a �cut� that is less than two-tenths of one percent of the overall federal budget.
Besides the absurdity of announcing such a miniscule deficit-reduction package, in congressional criminalese, a spending �cut� is any amount of money that is less than the amount of increase they were going to ask for. So, the federal budget is going to continue to mushroom no matter what these guys say. Which means this whole budget debate is a complete ruse. And the media lapdogs are obviously willing to put the exact spin on this one they were told to.
It would even seem these proposed sweeping �cuts� have raised the ire of our warcriminal-in-chief, who has threatened to make this the first veto of his miserable five-year reign: "If a final bill is presented to the President that limits the choices of seniors, takes away their prescription drug coverage, or cuts the Stabilization Fund�the President's senior advisors will recommend that he veto the bill," a White House statement said.
Unfortunately, George Bush is the punishment we get for trying to figure out who is the �lesser� of two evils. I never thought anyone could make Bill Clinton look so good.
Commenting on these proposed �cuts,� House majority leader Tom Delay, another big-spending Republican socialist, made this understatement of the year, "Our record on spending has not been as consistent, unfortunately." Brilliant observation, Tom.
It is becoming clear that no amount of outrageous propaganda, such as the press release announcing this phony budget battle, is going to stir up the indignation of the American people. As I pointed out in a previous article, if our elected representatives would simply read and follow the Constitution they swore to defend, there is over $2 trillion in illegal federal spending � along with the accompanying illegal income confiscations � they could cut every year! Real, honest to goodness, sweeping deficit-reductions are there for the taking. We just need to find a few good men who are willing to obey the law. Clearly, the gang we have in there now is not up to the task.
Republican budget cuts. What a crock.
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David Brownlow, a regular columnist for NewsWithViews.com, is the Executive Director of Life Support, an Oregon based "No Abortion, No Excuses" anti-abortion organization that is focused on eliminating all government funded child-killing. David, an engineer, former Constitution Party candidate, and 25 year political activist, resides in Damascus, Oregon with his wife Suzanne and their four children.
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It is becoming clear that no amount of outrageous propaganda, such as the press release announcing this phony budget battle, is going to stir up the indignation of the American people.