Thursday, May 1, 2014

Republican World Vision!!! If they took the Senate....

The Daily Beast depressed me with this:
Here’s What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate: Passing a federal law banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks; Defunding parts of Obamacare; Weakening the Environmental Protection Agency; Kneecapping the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Elizabeth Warren’s baby, the new agency within the Fed to police consumer fraud; And—maybe, just maybe—letting a Supreme Court seat sit vacant until after the next presidential election.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown: “Their whole effort is grounded in their contempt for government … they’ve gone after voters’ rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights. They’d bring that to Washington.”

Republicans would pass bills reducing Pell grants, food stamps, money for renewable energy. How would Mitch McConnell, if he’s majority leader, change the filibuster rules? Would he try to make it apply to fewer situations, so he could pass bills with 51 Republicans and just a few Democrats for cover?
It's a partial list. The GOP also wants to get rid of the minimum wage. Surprisingly, voters are still okay with giving these people control of their government.  


Anonymous said...

What do you call a person whose labor is worth less than the minimum wage?

Permanently unemployed.

The CFPB... "the new agency within the Fed to police consumer fraud."

That's funny. The Fed is the biggest fraud of them all!

Gareth said...

It's interesting how much Tea Party Republican policies and rhetoric resemble those of Neo-Nazis in Europe, an example being a speech given by Swedish Neo-Nazi Fredrik Hagberg to fellow fascists during the coup in Ukraine:

“I stand before your forces of revolution to tell you about what your future might be if you fail your glorious endeavour,” he said in fluid-but-clipped English. “I stand here as a Swede. However where I come from is no longer Sweden.” Hagberg warned Ukrainians that a successful revolution must chart a path that carefully avoided the evils of abortion and ethnic mongrelization, one that harshly punished welfare abuse and rejected the normalization of homosexuality.

Is it any surprise that John McCain appeared on the same platform?

Fredrik Hagberg