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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:01 PM

Found this on my FB page! If there is anything wrong someone here will tell me I'm sure

PAY ATTENTION!
While everyone is distracted with the recent shootings, protesting, fires and storms, guess what? They passed a bill to cut Medicare and Medicaid.
The House just passed a bill to reduce Medicaid spending by $1 trillion and Medicare by $473 billion.
That's along with the:
$37 billion in cuts for affordable housing,
$100 billion for Pell Grants,
cutting Head Start by $3 billion,
and essentially gutting the WIC program that provides food assistance to 1.25 million women, infants, and children.
While everyone is rightly consumed with the recent tragedy of Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, Houston, Florida, St Thomas, St John and St Croix, the House has passed this bill.
What sort of people are doing this? As if we didn't know.

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Reply Found this on my FB page! If there is anything wrong someone here will tell me I'm sure (Original post)
Maraya1969 Oct 2017 OP
Glorfindel Oct 2017 #1
mountain grammy Oct 2017 #2
bobbieinok Oct 2017 #3
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #4
Achilleaze Oct 2017 #5
Tavarious Jackson Oct 2017 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2017 #7
Hamlette Oct 2017 #8
BigmanPigman Oct 2017 #9
MLAA Oct 2017 #12
SergeStorms Oct 2017 #14
smirkymonkey Oct 2017 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2017 #11
Stonepounder Oct 2017 #13
SergeStorms Oct 2017 #15

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:09 PM

1. We are in the hands of monsters. Literally.

Nothing motivates these repukes except greed and hatred. They have only just begun dismantling the United States of America. You ain't seen nothin' yet, baby. Anyone who thinks we can "reach across the aisle" or "go along to get along" or "arrive at reasonable compromise" is a deluded fool. The pukes play for keeps, and the more you try to placate them, the more vicious and ravenous they will become.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:10 PM

2. The House of Representatives is anything but.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:33 PM

3. GOP hates babies and children

WIC!?!? Head Start?

IIRC Right has always been against Head Start. Don't want people knowing more than they need for their destined lowly role. See, for example, English and German upper-class diatribes in 18th and 19th century against education for all.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:52 PM

4. An orchestrated race to the bottom.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:03 PM

5. Also they can give more tax breaks to the wealthy Republicans

Disgusting.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:15 PM

6. This is why we tow the party line.

 

Things like this that republicans are always so hungry to do

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:48 PM

7. Trying the failed Kansas experiment on the whole USA. . . . nt

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:50 PM

8. no one pays attention to the House, the fight will be in the Senate. n/t

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 11:58 PM

9. They also missed the deadline for children's healthcare.

Maybe they don't care about people because they aren't people at all but they actually came out of pods instead of a womb.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:34 AM

12. No way! I'm sure they slivered out from under rocks! 😉

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:05 AM

14. But, but....

Ivanka is SO committed to women's and children's issues. SHE was going to be the "voice of reason" for those issues, and fight so darned hard!

This couldn't possibly mean she's as full of shit as her father, could it?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:23 AM

10. Sometimes I feel like this is just all a bad dream.

And that I will wake up back in Obama's America. I feel like I walk around shell shocked most of the time.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:33 AM

11. Has anyone actually verified that those bills have been passed?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:02 AM

13. No bill has been passed.

A rough, first-draft, GOP wet dream proposed budget was passed. The chances of those cuts actually making it into law are somewhere between Trump winning the Nobel Peace Prize and him being inducted into Mensa. Even the GOP hard-liners have to know that if they tried to pass all those cuts the pitchforks and torches would come out faster than Trump can say 'Fake News'.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:08 AM

15. I'm willing to bet....

they'll pass it in the House, though. There's not a snowball's chance in hell of passing in the Senate, but I can see them ramming it through the House with little fanfare.

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