Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The $22B tax hike

All the noise about tax cuts and cutting Government spending apparently means nothing to the Republicans when they're out to reward their most loyal campaign contributors.

The Washington Post article describes how in a closed-door meeting, from which all Democrats were barred, the Republicans managed to save the healthcare industry some $22B USD during the next 10 years.

I'm sure they'll find some other programs to cut to get the $22B USD back. Education, foodstamps, social services...who needs them!? Republicans sure don't.

One has to wonder how the Republicans continue to get their strongest support from the poorest and oldest demographics while the Republicans keep on asking them to bend over and take it, over and over and over again.

-TPP

1 comment:

Jamie said...

It's because poor nutrition and old age lead to long term memory loss.