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Valued Social Butterfly

Re: SLASHING MEDICAID TO PAY FOR TAX CUTS

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Gail,  I am glad that you at least recognize that is all a game. A game that will prove disastrous for many, but still a game.
It is a pity that they don't   have to participate on any of the plans that they are slashing.

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Drain the Swamp Plutocrats , but 99% of America wont forget come election time and your Greed will all come back to haunt you. The GOP should remember that they dont only represent the Wealthy , even though they're paid off to.

Again Republican's, when is enough $$$ for the Insanely Wealthy enough , especially at the expense of our Disabled and Senior's ???

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It is actually just a way to set the stage for the tax reform legislation.  You do know that politics is played like a game - the set up has to be correct for the play to be successful.  Been a very long time since a budget was binding.

 

WP 10/05/2017 - House passes GOP budget in key step for upcoming tax debate

 

The 2018 House GOP budget reprises a controversial plan to turn Medicare into a voucher-like program for future retirees as well as the party’s efforts to repeal the “Obamacare” health law. Republicans controlling Congress have no plans to actually implement those cuts while they pursue their tax overhaul.

 

That’s especially so in the Senate, where the Budget Committee on Thursday gave party-line approval to a companion plan.

 

Instead, the nonbinding budget’s chief purpose is to set the stage for a tax overhaul plan. . . .

 

. . . . The House measure, passed by a near party-line vote of 219-206, calls for more than $5 trillion in spending cuts over the coming decade, promising to slash Medicaid by about $1 trillion over the next 10 years, cutting other health care costs, and forcing huge cuts to domestic programs funded in future years by Congress.

 

. . . . But Republicans are not actually planning to impose any of those cuts with follow-up legislation that would be required under Washington’s Byzantine budget rules. Instead, those GOP proposals for spending cuts are limited to nonbinding promises, and even a token 10-year, $200 billion spending cut package demanded by tea party House Republicans appears likely to be scrapped in upcoming talks with the Senate.

 

Instead, the motivating force behind the budget measures is the Republicans’ party-defining drive to cut corporate and individual tax rates and rid the tax code of loopholes . . . . . . .

~ read more at the link ~

 

So the MORE important thing to watch is the tax reform legislation and where things get cut in order to make it budget neutral.

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So the Insanely Wealthy can have more , let the poor die in the streets. Such Compassion !!!

 

WHEN does the Far Right Plutocratic Greed End ??? When is enough $$$$ - enough ???

 

I was always taught that Happiness is in between too little and too much !!!

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I just wonder how many of those on Medicare/Medicaid, have family on it or are planning to access these programs themselves voted for the Republicans. Far too many but, thanks to them, seniors may face a very bleak future. It's been the dream of Republicans to eliminate and to privatize these programs. Very few understand that most people who enter nursing homes depend on Medicaid once their homes are sold and savings are spent for care. These Trump voters are so mis-informed that they believe that Medicaid is for people who are too lazy to work. Private insurance won't be affordable for most, and nursing home care will be out of the question. 

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/republicans-propose-slashing-medicaid-to-pay-for-tax-cuts

 

REPUBLICANS PROPOSE SLASHING MEDICAID TO PAY FOR TAX CUTS

 

The Party of Lincoln finds a way to make tax reform even worse.
 
 

On Thursday, Republicans took the first in a series of steps toward what is, for many, the culmination of a lifelong dream: slashing the corporate tax rate and lowering the tax burden on the long-suffering rich.

 

By narrowly passing a budget resolution in the House, lawmakers are now closer to being able to use the reconciliation process to pass tax reform with a simple majority in the Senate (the Senate Budget Committee passed its own budget on Thursday and is expected to send the resolution to the floor for a vote in two weeks).

 

The proposed G.O.P. budget naturally takes a sledgehammer to federal spending on the poor, which is fitting since the party’s corresponding tax cut would do so much for the rich. The final product would combine drastic cuts to the social safety net with a tax plan that could see some members of the middle class paying more in taxes—a one-two punch that would knock the non-rich in the ribs when they’re already down on the ground. (Hope you can swing that E.R. bill!)

 

The G.O.P. budget would cut $5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years, with a trillion of those dollars coming from the Medicaid program and half a trillion from Medicare. (“Entitlements” like housing assistance and food stamps wouldn’t fare much better.) Meanwhile, the Pentagon’s budget would increase to $620 billion.

 

I take exception at calling Republicans the party of Lincoln, that was then, this is now.

 

The party of Lincoln is gone.

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