Thursday, October 27, 2005

Reaping the Consequences

Every decision made involves an outcome. In government, our lawmakers have an obligation to spend the taxpayer's money responsibly. Since Bush is a complete disaster when it comes to managing a budget, our country is saddled with the worst deficit in our history.

Something has to be done, obviously, to control the spending; and it appears the Republican-led Congress is finally starting to act. These actions define their values

House Republicans voted to cut student loan subsidies, child support enforcement and aid to firms hurt by unfair trade practices as various committees scrambled to piece together $50 billion in budget cuts.

More politically difficult votes -- to cut Medicaid, food stamps and farm subsidies -- are on tap Thursday as more panels weigh in on the bill.

These budget cuts are a big "Fuck You" to the middle class and poor of our nation. Meanwhile pork spending is on an exponential rise, tax cuts are given to the richest of our citizens and defense spending continues to skyrocket (because "freedom is on the march").

Those are not my values and I suspect the vast majority of Republicans don't share them either; yet they allow wedge issues like same-sex marriage and abortion to blind them from the fact that they are screwing the poor. Divide and Conquer, that is the modus operandi of our Republican-led government....and people wonder why I'm a progressive Democrat.

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