Friday, April 8, 2011

Republicans' True Agenda in Shutting Down the Government: End Women's Rights! Stop Aid to the Poor! More Tax Cuts for the Rich!

Senator Harry Reid said, "Republicans want to shut down the government because they think there's nothing more important than keeping women from getting cancer screenings." Meanwhile, Rep. Paul Ryan submitted a Congressional Budget demanding additional Billions in Tax Cuts for the Rich while dumping Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the Poor! (How Ludicrous) As far as Republicans' disrespect for Women in the current budget negotiations, Republicans have added an addendum to the Congressional Budget. They want to block $70 million Planned Parenthood receives each year under Title X, a program implemented under Republican President Richard Nixon in 1970 to provide contraceptives, cancer screenings, and pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease testing at community health centers across the country. And they want to cut off $293 million the clinics receive through Medicare. Republican lawmakers have LIED and said the money indirectly subsidizes abortions, despite the fact that the federal Hyde Amendment expressly prohibits such use of taxpayer funds. Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., repeated the Republican LIE today that abortions are "well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does." He later clarified his LIE saying it was inaccurate and was "not intended to be a factual statement." (ridiculous!) Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider, but it issued a fact sheet today stating that more than 90 percent of its health care services are preventive, not abortions. The company says no taxpayer funds are used to fund abortions. "It's an outrage to shut down the government over an extreme proposal that would deny millions of women Pap tests, breast cancer screenings and birth control," said Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.


Anonymous said...

"Meanwhile, Rep. Paul Ryan submitted a Congressional Budget demanding additional Billions in Tax Cuts for the Rich while dumping Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the Poor"!

Link to the above, please! (I'll be waiting).

I am a senior and no one has told me that I will lose my Medicare and I am on it. If there are any changes to Medicare it will not affect anyone over the age of 55 today. Something has to be done to keep it solvent in the future. Are you implying that future seniors won't have any health coverage. You know better than that!

Dee said...

Ryan's Screw Old People Bill

Here you go. Read it and weep:

"One of the features of Paul Ryan's plan to save the federal budget is that it replaces Medicare with VOUCHERS with which older folks can use to buy private health insurance.

The idea is that PRIVATE insurance (BIG PHARMA) will do what Medicare does.

But the vouchers are linked to the CPI, not to the inflation rate of healthcare expenses (and private insurance costs).

So as time goes on, barring a radical change in the inflation rate of healthcare costs, the VOUCHERS will cover less and less of the costs that Medicare covers today.

This will protect the government from rising healthcare costs. And SCREW seniors."

Dee said...



. Paul Ryan's big plan for job creation is to LOWER the top marginal tax rate, which affects only the very few Americans who MAKE MORE THAN $373,650 a year, and which is already quite low by historical standards.

. Improves incentives for job creators to work, invest, and innovate in the United States by LOWERING the corporate tax rate from 35 percent, which is the highest in the industrialized world, to a more competitive 25 percent.

. Ryan's job-creation proposals are great — for the TINY NUMBER of Americans who already have jobs that pay MORE THAN $373,650 a year, and for the CORPORATIONS who employ them.

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