That is really what they have just done and at the same time, in that bill it would let the earned income credit and child tax credit expire. If there really any doubt left as the agenda of the GOP/ tea party fools? They were questioned by the leading dems in the house as to why these cuts don’t have to be offset like everything else, and the answer was that it doesn’t matter- yet it matters when its Unemployment Insurance renewal, or safety net programs or for that matter anything that will help the people. If they really cared about budget deficits, then they would not have passed this bill.
Instead we have new committees to explore their ‘non scandals’ that will cost the taxpayer even more than the already millions that have been squandered already on ‘non scandals/ as they try desperately to find a scandal that will stick and destroy the president. How sad is that? With their refusal to do any real work and the blocking of any legislation that might actually help the people or our country, is it any wonder that our country is suffering?
They rail against helping the poor as it will add to the deficit, but sees nothing wrong on spending millions to vote over 50 times to get rid of a bill-aca- that has been in effect for 4 years and of course the IRS and the 4 that died in Libya and in essense they have spent more on these actions than it would have cost to help the poor. Interesting to note that all their refusals to eliminate the subsidies to big oil and coal and the continued tax breaks for the already rich and large corporations does nothing for our economy, but the safety net programs that they are intent on destroying actually help our economy and would cost less than the billions they want to make in permanent tax breaks to the largest corporations the world has ever seen.
How do we change this? We vote and vote like never before. Go outside your comfort zone and make sure that all you know both online and offline are educated on the issues and the candidates that have been vetted and are not corporate owned and that they vote. In the states where extreme voting restrictions have been put in place, then help your neighbors be able to vote.
May peace and harmony surround you