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Before The GOP Will Help Women, Children and Seniors, They Will Need To Screw Over Women, Children and Seniors

liberalsarecool:

“Whereas Congress used to provide emergency funds after a disaster, without regard for budget caps or offsets, Republicans have said they will no longer accept such an approach — if Democrats want emergency assistance in the wake of a natural disaster, Republicans will insist on attaching some strings to the relief funds….

As [House Majority Leader Eric] Cantor’s spokesperson put it, GOP leaders expect ‘additional funds for federal disaster relief’ to be ‘offset with spending cuts.’ …

In the event of extensive damage [from Hurricane Irene], there’s a real possibility that the first question from congressional Republicans won’t be, ‘How can we help?’ but rather, ‘What will Democrats give us in exchange for disaster aid?’”

-Steve Benen on the GOP’s new disaster aid policy

Goddammit. 

Nothing shocks me anymore. Nothing. I’m so disgusted by this fetishism over spending cuts at the expense of the most vulnerable citizens. 

(via silas216)

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I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.

Michele Bachmann, reminding us why she’s thoroughly unqualified for the presidency, and blaming the recent earthquakes and Hurricane Irene on God.

Question: If God needs to use these methods to send a message, does she endorse God also killing people as a means to an ends? How about the 11-year-old boy in Virginia, killed when a tree fell onto his apartment building - he couldn’t vote, so why would God kill him? He’s obviously not responsible for Congress.

Interesting how others got the message it was about same-sex marriage - God must be sending some really mixed signals here. Though this assertion about the whole God targeting Washington thing now puts her in the same league as Pat Robertson, who claimed the crack in the Washington Monument from the quakes is a sign from God.

So yes, with all the injustice and unrest in the world, God thinks the US is so important that he’s gotta throw a few earthquakes and hurricanes at it. Pretty presumptions of her to think we’re that important, no?

(Source: alternet.org)

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