In a time where fast-food workers are fighting in the streets for a livable wage, Republicans in Congress continue to live in the Koch bubble. Their war on the poor (not against poverty) and their ability to continue coddling their Wall Street constituents at the expense of everyone else will never stop, so long as their miserably uninformed base remains ripe for manipulation.
The latest attack on the middle class and working poor came in the form of a Republican plan to pay for the latest inheritance tax cut for spoiled and idle offspring (Paris Hilton needs more sunglasses and vacations from whatever the hell it is she does, America) by gutting private health insurance for 27 million Americans. A report from the Senate Budget Committee Democrats found that Republicans would take away health insurance from 27 million Americans by disabling the federal health insurance exchanges.
Naturally, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)–the only principled and decent politician next to Liz Warren–wasn’t too happy.
Bernie blasted the plan in a statement:
Both the Senate and the House budget resolutions would make the rich richer and cause devastating pain to tens of millions of working families throughout the country. Instead of making health care more affordable, both Republican budgets would eliminate health insurance for at least 27 million Americans. At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, both Republican budgets would provide huge tax breaks for the top one-tenth of 1 percent, while paving the way for a tax hike on 13 million working families.
Both of these budgets represent a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest people in this country. The Republican philosophy of cutting Medicare, cutting Medicaid, and cutting nutrition programs for hungry kids, while providing huge tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, would move this country in exactly the wrong direction. (PoliticUsUsa)
So once again, we see the Grand Oligarch Party doing the business of the one percent at the expense of everyone else. That Republicans plan on slashing Medicare and throwing 27 million people off of their private insurance in order to pay for tax cuts to the top one-tenth of one percent is telling of how far their heads are up the Koch Brother’s a*ses. It’s a real problem that the poor just wont die on their own, so it’s best to take away their final opportunity at betterment.
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