Before the 2012 election Republican House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s first attempt at a budget was released. It was so bad it received condemnation from economists, political scientists, Democrats, political pundits, and even some Republican’s. Still, he was Romney’s choice for vice-president due to the Republicans mistaken belief that American’s were serious about balanced budgets and tax reductions at the benefit of the rich. They believed Americans were listening to the rhetoric of the tea party which the election proved they were clearly not. Now post election Ryan is back with another budget which looks strangely like just about every budget the Republican’s have spew out recently. I have tried in writing to show why the Republicans are wrong in their thinking. Now let’s try a chart.
Democrats + Middle Class = Balanced Budget versus
Republicans + Rich = Lower Middle Class and Wealthier Wealthy people. Trickle Down Economics and income inequality.
Think about it, the last time we had a balanced budget it was under a Democrat.
It amazes me how people will vote against their own self interest. Do those living in a double wide not realize they are middle class? If they keep voting Republican they will be living in a single wide not understanding they have been screwed.
From the Huffington Post here are 7 ways Ryan’s budget hurts the poor.
1. Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Kill Millions Of Jobs
His plan would cut the budget by $4.6 trillion over the next 10 years. These budget cuts would raise the unemployment rate, shrink the economy and eliminate 2 million jobs in 2014 alone, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank.
2. Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Medicaid
His budget would slash Medicaid spending by $756 billion and turn the program into a block-grant program for states. It also would eliminate Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, which would have provided Medicaid coverage for an estimated 12 million more people.
3. Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Let States Kick People Off Of Food Stamps
His budget would turn the food stamp program into a block-grant program for states. It also would encourage states to limit the amount of time that the unemployed can access food stamps and limit food stamp eligibility mostly to workers.
4. Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Medicare
His budget would cut Medicare spending and turn the program into a subsidized private-insurance program. This would translate into less health care for seniors, according to the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, as well as more expensive health insurance, according to the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
5. Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Repeal Obamacare
If it stays in effect, Obamacare would reduce the number of uninsured Americans by 27 million by 2023, according the Congressional Budget Office.
6. Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Deny Welfare Benefits To People Who Aren’t Working
His budget would limit eligibility for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) welfare program mostly to people that are working.
7. Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Funding For Programs That Help The Poor
His budget would cut funding for a variety of domestic programs — potentially including child care, education, women’s preventive health care and domestic violence prevention, according to the National Women’s Law Center.
It is the same crap Republicans have tried to sneak by the American public for years, sometimes successfully. Raise taxes for the middles class, while lowering them for the rich. It’s Trickle Down Economics. Moreover, it’s virtually the same budget Romney tried last year. What! Does the Republican party think all Americans have had a lobotomy?
Let me be brutal here. Middle Class… Get off your asses and vote for the party that seems to give a damn about you and not the one that wants to create a nation of serfs to rule while they’re partying with the rich at the expense of governing the public.
Trickle Down Economics Do Not Work.