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Is the Paul Ryan Budget cruel?

Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/04/02 14:07:05
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The Paul Ryan Budget will cut $3.3 trillion from low-income programs over 10 years, even more than the $2.9 trillion in Mr. Ryan’s first disastrous budget last year. Meanwhile it actually slashes taxes for large corporations in America.

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Mitt Romney says its an "excellent piece of work".

The Ryan budget proposes a cut of $810 billion through 2022, one-fifth of current
spending, which would lead states to drop coverage for an estimated 14
million to 28 million people.


By eliminating the expansion of Medicaid in the health care law, cutting
$1.6 trillion, it would leave another 17 million low- and
moderate-income people uninsured.

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The budget would cut 17 percent of the SNAP budget, or $133.5 billion over a decade. There are only two ways to achieve that savings: Take the benefits away from 8 million of the 47 million who now
receive them, or could cut everyone’s benefits. For a struggling
family of four, that would mean a loss of $90 worth of food a month.

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What do you think: Is the Paul Ryan budget cruel?

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  • Bowman 2012/04/02 15:10:36
    No
    Bowman
    +12
    It's a good start. If a family of four lost $90 is food aid a month, maybe they would start cooking their own meals with realistic serving sizes and our obesity problem would go away. People on welfare are typically more obese than those that work.

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  • Wahvlvke Assassi... 2012/04/02 14:50:09
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    If we cut the corporate tax rate to say 12%, a lot more corporations would do business here ... and pay taxes and provide jobs to people who pay taxes. Happened in Ireland and would happen to a greater extent here. Right now, the highest rates in the world are driving them out and away. Cutting all the absurd spending is the problem anyhow.
  • Contard... Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 14:55:17
  • Wahvlvke Contard... 2012/04/02 14:59:55
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    Economics 101. Can't help it if you never understood it.
  • Contard... Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 15:04:37
  • Wahvlvke Contard... 2012/04/02 15:09:33
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    Government interference does not work ... otherwise we would not have had the crash to begin with. Economic problems always start with socialist crats trying to "fix" something they do not know sh*t about. The socialist crats main expertise is how to blame Republicans for their stupidity.
  • Contard... Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 15:21:05
  • Wahvlvke Contard... 2012/04/02 15:29:32
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    I am part of the problem that socialist crats have with those who do not buy their brand of stupidity.
  • Contard... Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 15:33:38
  • Wahvlvke Contard... 2012/04/02 15:35:34
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    Your knowledge is that of the species depicted in your avatar.
  • Contard... Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 16:22:10
  • Kirby Contard... 2012/04/02 22:19:46
    Kirby
    +1
    They never have facts , but god forbid if you don't agree with them. Then all they have is name calling. pretty pathetic if you ask me! Both parties have equal blame for the shape this country is in. Trickle down econ is not nor has it ever been the answer to this countries problems!
  • Contard... Kirby 2012/04/03 13:12:41
  • Wahvlvke Contard... 2012/04/03 12:13:45
    Wahvlvke
    There has never been an economy that socialism hasn't screwed up, if for no other reason than it is contrary to human nature. People basically don't like to be robbed, even if th government legalizes their robbing. Anybody who can't see it or figure it out IS a fool.
  • Contard... Wahvlvke 2012/04/03 13:15:10
  • Wahvlvke Contard... 2012/04/03 14:33:24
    Wahvlvke
    It seems to be the prevalent direction of RINOs as well as the looney left. You are correct in that. I do not, however; consider RINOs on the right. They are infiltrators from the left.
  • Contard... Wahvlvke 2012/04/04 15:31:54
  • Flowers Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 15:04:08
    Flowers
    +4
    Have you heard of the "dirty Thirty"? Assassin did an article on it, you might be surprised at some of the figures. Corporations don't care about people. Ireland has a completely different structure of economics then the USA, if I'm not mistaken... so I don't see how comparing the two works.
  • Wahvlvke Flowers 2012/04/02 15:18:01
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    Nope ... haven't heard. I was an executive in a corporation and our two main concerns were people ... our customers and employees. Everything we did was centered on them and we were very successful with our customers and consistantly were considered at the top for employee satisfaction. If you don't carry on your business his way you are doomed to failure.

    And furthermore .. corporations do gravitate to places with low tax rates and less or stable regulation.
  • Flowers Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 15:25:14
    Flowers
    Well, then you are to be commended. I don't have angry feelings for all corporations, or people who run successful companies. I only feel robbed by the ones that put so much time, money, and effort into screwing the people out of MORE money thru tax cuts and higher prices for less quality products. That's exactly what the Dirty Thirty do on a daily basis.

    As far as gravitating towards low tax rates, you are correct but the USA has so many unethical tax loopholes that they really have no valid excuse.
  • Wahvlvke Flowers 2012/04/02 15:32:01
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    Those unethical loop holes are for politicians donors and are so targeted and so specific that they rarely benefit the non-contributor.
  • Flowers Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 15:36:14
    Flowers
    +1
    What do you classify as a "non-contributor" exactly?
    30 of the most profitable companies used tax loopholes, and lobbyists to not only pay NOTHING in taxes, but actually receive Billions of dollars in taxes. http://www.bizjournals.com/da...
  • Wahvlvke Flowers 2012/04/02 15:50:34
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    Contributors to politicians hip pockets.
  • Wahvlvke Flowers 2012/04/02 15:55:23
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    You will notice that necessay information not inclued is to whom they contributed and how much. With that we would have a far better picture.
  • Assassi... Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 15:39:46
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    That has been proven not to work.
  • Wahvlvke Assassi... 2012/04/02 15:56:37 (edited)
    Wahvlvke
    +1
    What has been proven not to work? And how was it proven.
  • U-Dog 2012/04/02 14:31:46
    No
    U-Dog
    +2
    No, what is cruel is the economic reality this country will face if Americans keep believing that we can live on the fools gold of fiat currency and debt indefinitely.
  • 2012 Obama 2012/04/02 14:29:48
    Yes
    2012 Obama
    +6
    Ryan and the Conservative Tea Party are trickle down advocates that still have not learned from the lessons of Reagan and Bush that trickle down does not work and can not work because businesses rely on customers having money in their pockets to pay for their services and products.

    If you cut the working poor's, elderly and disabled peoples benefits it is the same as taking money out of their pockets and if they have less money they spend less and that hurts businesses.

    We need to put more money in the working poor and middle class pockets and that can only happen with more training programs and higher education that will get people better jobs.

    We need a secure health care program so all people have affordable health care not a private system that will be gambled on wall street and cover even less people than are now covered.

    Ryan is an imbecile and the Conservatives do not realize they are cutting their own throats by following him down this path.

    Wake up folks- we tried Reagonomics and Bushanomics and they failed miserably!
  • Assassi... 2012 Obama 2012/04/02 14:44:52
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +3
    Very true. Trickle down does not work.
  • Wahvlvke Assassi... 2012/04/02 15:00:53
    Wahvlvke
    +2
    Well ... how do you like the trickle down poverty of the crat stupidity.
  • Assassi... Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 15:41:01
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    I am not in any worse shape than I was 10 years ago. My econominic situation has improved.
  • Lady Wh... Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 19:20:56
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    Oh, and you would prefer for the WEALTHIEST to have EVERYTHING and everyone else have NOTHING??
  • Wahvlvke Lady Wh... 2012/04/03 12:15:01
    Wahvlvke
    I don't remember saying that.
  • Lady Wh... Assassi... 2012/04/02 19:20:15
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    My Mum says it's more like "pissed on!"
  • Lady Wh... 2012 Obama 2012/04/02 19:17:38
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Maybe YOU should be President!
  • Live Free Or Die 2012/04/02 14:27:07 (edited)
    Yes
    Live Free Or Die
    +6
    It feeds the rich, buries the poor.
  • Assassi... Live Fr... 2012/04/02 14:28:58
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +5
    Apparently.
  • Live Fr... Assassi... 2012/04/02 14:46:21
    Live Free Or Die
    +4
    One would think...
  • Matt 2012/04/02 14:24:21
    Yes
    Matt
    +6
    The Paul Ryan budget is not cruel to everybody. I highly suspect that most of the corporations who would benefit from it are not American entities.
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  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/04/02 14:17:19
    No
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    No, saving Medicare, getting a fair and flatter tax while closing all loop holes for the wealthy and making the nation a better place for business (so we can get jobs) --- nothing cruel there at all

    What is cruel is wanting the nation to collapse completely -- something the democrats advocate
  • Assassi... Jackie ... 2012/04/02 14:18:21
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +4
    If we cannot sustain our current levels then why slash taxes for the wealthiest?

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