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Running with Scissors

© Pat Bagley



  1. Don wrote:

    Today, Mitch McConnell played the national default card in the Republicans dash to kill Medicare as a viable health care system. According to a quote from the HuffingtonPost, McConnell said, “I can assure you that to get my vote to raise the debt ceiling, for whatever that is worth… Medicare will be a part of it.” The Republicans are just ideologically crazy enough to cut their own faces off in order to further their obscene picture of the US in 2025. This surprises me very little. They believe themselves to be correct and have the hutzpah to drive what to me are illogically malicious bargains.

    How much the Dems cave and the resulting impacts on Medicare is yet to be determined, but I don’t underestimate the Dems ability to buckle. If any of us didn’t see this coming, we aren’t keeping our eyes open.

    Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Don, here’s the link for that:

    As someone said, “asking seniors to pay more for Medicare is on the table, but asking rich people to pay more taxes is not”. Sheesh.

    Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Permalink
  3. drew wrote:

    I think that there should be a procedural rule that says no one is allowed to vote against raising the debt limit unless they are on record sponsoring or voting for a proposal that would eliminate the budget deficit before the current debt ceiling is reached. Ryan’s plan wouldn’t balance the budget any time in the next 15 years, and that’s even if you do buy into the belief that lowering taxes will somehow increase tax revenue.

    Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Permalink