Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Tea Party Republican America.

Republicans have complained for decades that liberals hated America, whined constantly, and always wanted to change what was already "exceptional." But that was Republican projection. A lie. 

Tea Party Republicans hate America. Proof? They want to change everything about it. Instead of health care tweaks, or a few new regulations, America needs to be replaced, torn down and rebuilt into a little shack. 

Tearing it Down...Fast:
"TeaParty Debt Commission-according to FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey, balances the federal budget in four years and cuts spending by $9.7 trillion through a repeal of health care reform, eliminating or reducing federal agencies, ending student loans and cuts to foreign aid and government services. "The American people are ready for big bold cuts and eliminating entire departments."

(But) the CBO has disputed the cost savings like repealing the health care legislation passed in 2010 … eliminate four cabinet agencies –Education, Commerce, Energy and Housing and Urban Development … Legal Services, the Small Business Administration, the AmeriCorps volunteer program and the National Endowment for the Arts … repeal the health care legislation arguing that this would save more than $1 trillion over 10 years. But the CBO has said that would increase the deficit by $210 billion in that time.

Sets up a budgeting-by-popularity-contest feature, where taxpayers could earmark 10 percent of their tax payments each year to three federal agencies of their choice … allow all new Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program … turn Medicaid into a block grant program – (where) states would get a certain amount of money to spend, forcing them to come up with ways to cut costs … workers born after 1981 to invest half of their payroll taxes in a private account, an approach it calls the Galveston or Chilean plan … But the plan in Galveston has actually cost more than Social Security, with the higher cost being borne by the county’s taxpayers. And workers do not rely solely on these plans for retirement income: they are also enrolled in pension and 401(k)-type programs.

Arguing “massive over-regulation is killing this economy”… But a survey by the National Federation of Small Business, which has joined Republicans and Tea Party supporters in fighting the health care legislation, says that the “single biggest problem” facing its members is low sales, not government regulation. 

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