I am getting to be so disgusted with this new ‘compassionate’ Republican party that I don’t know what to think anymore. The deficit is what, 400 billion? I can’t even keep track of the damn thing, it is growing so fast. I am all in favor of tax cuts, but could I please see ONE PROPOSAL to cut spending? Just one? Pretty Please?
On top of that, it seems like we are trying to outspend the Democrats. Look at this story in the NY Times:
Legislation providing prescription drug coverage under Medicare won strong bipartisan approval Thursday in the Senate Finance Committee as part of the most far-reaching changes in the government’s health care program for the elderly since its creation in 1965.
“Both parties have promised for years to add prescription drugs to Medicare,” said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, as he presided over a daylong debate carried out in front of dozens of health care lobbyists. “Today we’re here to deliver.”
“We’re about to pass landmark legislation,” added Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, the senior Democrat on the committee and Grassley’s partner in crafting the bipartisan bill.
The reported price is 400 billion over ten years, which means that if it is anything like every other federal program, it will costs 1.2 trillion over ten years. Oh- and that laughable ‘tax cut’ for the poor who are not paying taxes. Tack that onto the deficit- hell- let’s give everyone a $5,000 rebate. What the hell? What is one more torpedo in a sinking ship?
I feel like I need to go to some bizarro self-help group, where I stand up and have to say:
“Hi. My name is John Cole, and I still think running deficits is bad.”
Fiscal conservatives, my ass.