Thursday, May 26, 2011

Two good things happened in American politics this week

"I worship the ground that Paul Ryan walks on."

~Dick Cheney


Two good things happened in American politics this week. The Ryan bill that would have essentially destroyed Medicare and Social Security was defeated in the senate. More on that later. The second bit of good news was the special congressional election in New York which was won by a Democrat. What was special about that election is that the district is traditionally a Republican seat, with Republicans having a majority of over 30,000. This was seen as a no vote on the Ryan bill to destroy Medicare and Social Security.


The senate soundly defeated the Ryan bill. With all but a handful of Republicans voting to destroy Medicare and Social Security. Forty senators voted for the the Ryan bill to destroy Medicare and Social Security. Five sided with the Democrats and voted against it. It is a start.

"Voting with all of the Democrats against debating the plan were Sens. Scott Brown (R-MA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) -- both 2012 incumbents -- along with Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Rand Paul (R-KY) voted against it because it wasn't radicalenough.

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) did not vote." http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com


Republicans claim it is too expensive to keep Medicare and Social Security. The GOP has fought against it from the very start. They never wanted it and have always opposed it. But they don't oppose unnecessary wars, oil company subsidies and tax breaks. Tax break for the riches Americans, corporate welfare, tax loop holes for major corporations that cost Americans billions. Lastly they don't want to give up senate and house medical coverage which amounts to government health care, which they will have for life. Government health care is good for them but not for the rest of America.

STOP THE RYAN PLAN FROM DESTROYING MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY, VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT.









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