In these tough economic times, we need everyone to make a sacrifice. We need everyone to share the pain. We are all in this together, and everyone must be willing to suffer for the greater good. So we are going to make some cuts-
Poor people, we are going to cut food stamps, Medicaid, family services (including Planned parenthood), HEAP, and many if not all other programs that you use.
Teachers, social workers, Police, firemen - we will be cutting your numbers, pay and benefits.
Students (and parents of students), we will be cutting financial aid (and of course the above mentioned teachers).
Veterans, we will be cutting veteran services, health care and mental health assistance.
Disabled people, we will be cutting support services and staff used to provide those services.
Senior citizens, we will be cutting social security and Medicare, along with assisted living support and the above mentioned HEAP.
And finally, for the wealthy, we will be cutting your taxes. Everyone has to give up something in these trying times.
P.S. for our corporate friends, we will not just cut your taxes, but also cut many of those rules and regulations also. We appreciate your sacrifice.” —Dinki - http://www.fark.com/comments/5980928/67117367#c67117367 (via hugh2d2)
Wisconsin could backfire for Republicans and corporate interests by producing a national opposite and equal force to the conservative tea party movement. As one protest sign exclaims, “Union blood is thicker than tea.”
Rep. Steve Womack, an Arkansas Republican, on a House amendment to cut funding for President Obama’s teleprompter. Womack later pulled his amendment, saying he did not know how much it would save. (via officialssay)
Would somebody introduce an amendment to cut funding for lawmakers who are dicking around at taxpayer expense rather than doing their jobs? This could save a lot of money.
This is maybe the stupidest thing I’ve heard all week. And given the amount of simply idiotic things coming from the Republican Party recently, that’s really saying something.
If the budget ran on bullshit, the Republican Party would have had us in a surplus on day one.
This is worth repeating over and over.