If you wondered what the Republican Party is all about….now we know. Paul Ryan told us yesterday.
And it turns out the Republican Party is just as cold-hearted as we always thought it was.
In the 2012 budget plan unveiled yesterday by Ryan, Republicans would eliminate Medicare – and turn it over to private insurance companies.
They would eliminate Medicaid, and turn it over to states – and make them pay for it.
They would cut taxes, not for the middle class, but for the wealthiest Americans and big corporations. And they would cut federal spending back to the percent of the economy it was in 1949 – even though the country and the government have changed dramatically since.
So, there you have it. The Republicans wet dream: giving the rich and special interests another tax break and getting rid of Medicare and Medicaid. Getting rid of Social Security will be next.
Bottom line: Republicans are just as cruel as Democrats always said they were.
That’s my parting shot for today.