What Republicans Stand for

 

In case you were wondering what Republicans want for America, the budget passed by the Senate overnight should enlighten you.

It would slash health programs such as Medicaid, kick thousands of families off food stamps, cut back on education and pour hundreds of billions into military spending.

And – of course – it would repeal Obamacare.

And, yes, the House has passed a similar budget. For once, Republicans have come up with something they can all agree on.

It lays bare their philosophy. And it is not a pretty sight.

Fortunately, the budget is not a law. According to an article in the Huffington Post, “it is merely a spending framework for the appropriations process,” so President Obama won’t need to veto it.  Still, it reveals what spending laws the new Congress intends to pass.

Also fortunately, President Obama is still in the White House, and you can bet he won’t go along with the draconian cuts in social programs that Republicans propose. And he certainly won’t sign any bill that repeals Obamacare.

The Republican scrooges don’t have the votes to override a presidential veto, so America is probably safe for a while yet.

But imagine what would happen if a Republican were to become President in next year’s election!

If that prospect doesn’t make you want to vote next November, I don’t know what would.

Click for the Huffington Post article.

gwgraeme

I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for Jamaicans.com

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