Friday 15 April 2011
by: Dave Johnson, Campaign for America's Future
Truthout.orgThe Republican budget is so loony it's even scaring the right-wing nuts! How often does that happen? The Republicans are voting on their budget plan this week. The plan eliminates Medicare and guts Medicaid, guts the rest of the government (except the things their oil company and military-contractor sponsors make money from), while dramatically cutting taxes on the wealthy and corporations. Reporters are asking Republicans to comment publicly on the plan and the responses are not what you'd expect. When reporters use "tread cautiously" to describe anything Republicans do, you know something's up.
Here are some important links in the article to save time:
LA Times: "Boehner treads cautiously on Ryan plan"
Washington Post: "Republican presidential candidates tread carefully GOP budget plan"
LA Times: "House GOP faces risky vote on Medicare, Medicaid"
Politico: "Some in GOP squirm over Paul Ryan budget"
Saving the best for last, from the above-cited "House GOP faces risky vote on Medicare, Medicaid"