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upstatecajun Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:23 AM
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GOP Budget Proposal: Repeal the 20th century.
By Harold Meyerson, Tuesday, April 5, 7:19 PM
washingtonpost

If it does nothing else, the budget that House Republicans unveiled Tuesday provides the first real Republican program for the 21st century, and it is this

Repeal the 20th century.

Republicans have never particularly warmed to the American social contract that governed most of the past hundred years. Its central elements, enacted during the presidencies of Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson, assumed a level of collective national responsibility for the well-being of the elderly and children, the two groups who could not benefit directly from employment, through such programs as Social Security, Medicare, funding for schools and for college grants and loans.

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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:35 AM
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1. They're basically aiming for Dickensonian England.
The GOP is working to create an America that looks like a Charles Dickens novel, with a class of upper-crust aristocrats (them) and a lower class that's so desparate and impoverished that they'd be willing to work for whatever crumbs thrown their way.

Of course, in this GOP fantasy world, there would also be children and old people living on the streets as beggars and the air would be thick with smokestack exhaust, because they will have done away with the health and welfare safety nets, as well as all environmental regulations.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:38 AM
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2. Now that is an Excellent talking point!
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