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05-07-2012, 04:53 PM
INFOGRAPHIC: House GOPís Deficit Reduction Efforts Dwarfed By Cost Of Tax Cuts For The Rich
By Travis Waldron, Igor Volsky and Adam Peck on May 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Think Progress (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/07/479196/infographic-house-gops-deficit-reduction-efforts-dwarfed-by-cost-of-tax-cuts-for-the-rich/)

House Republicans will today finalize their deficit reduction plans as required under the Budget Control Act, the deal reached last August to raise the nationís debt ceiling. The deal required cuts to both domestic discretionary and military spending, but the GOP quickly reneged on that plan, choosing to cut more from programs for the poor to preserve the nationís bloated defense budget.

Under the Republican plan, millions of Americans would lose access to services they depend on. Nearly two million would lose food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); at least 750,000 would lose access to health insurance from cuts to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act; and 23 million would be affected by the repeal of the Social Services Block Grant, which helps fund child care and disability assistance to low-income Americans, among other programs.

As the following graphic shows, however, the GOPís deficit reduction hysteria is little more than an effort to gut social programs while protecting massive tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans:


The number of Americans affected by the Republican cuts is actually higher than the graphic shows. While the GOP plan kicks 2 million people off of food assistance, all 47 million who receive SNAP payments will see reductions in benefits. The estimated number who will lose health insurance under the Republican plan is likely higher, and the number of Americans affected by the repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund is unknown. Cuts to financial regulatory agencies like the CFPB will also affect an untold number of Americans.

While Republicans push these cuts in the name of righting Americaís balance sheet and staving off a debt crisis, their efforts are miniscule compared to their push to extend budget busting tax cuts for the rich. By promising last week that they will offer a full extension of the Bush tax cuts ó at a 10-year cost of $2.4 trillion ó without offsetting the cost, GOP leaders assured Americans that their deficit-reduction efforts will never be achieved.

05-07-2012, 06:37 PM

Gayle in MD
05-07-2012, 09:26 PM
The LIARS have very fertile ground for spreading their stinking muck.

The numbers never support their bravado!

And, their lack of honor shows so clearly in their policies.


Gayle in MD
05-09-2012, 02:21 AM
All of that Republican yapping about deficits was nothing but a scam.

They don't give a rat's ass about deficits.

That was all nothing but propaganda used to wiggle out of their legendary spending and borrowing, and re-name themselves as conservatives. There is nothing conservative about today's Republicans! NOTHING! You can't be a party of extremists, and then call yourselves conservatives!

It's clear, they are refusing to make the sort of cuts where they would count, corporate welfare for the wealthy few, and where they wouldn't devastate so many others, so they simply exploit the greed and hatred of the radical psycho-religious right, exploit their hatred. They play this little BS deficit scam, to the hilt! It's nothing but political gamesmanship.

Their supporters hate everyone, the poor, the old, the sick, anyone who isn't a hero millionaire to them, isn't worthy of even FOOD!

What a bunch of sickos,