Facebook Throwdown, part 3
That’s nice the elderly paid taxes. No one is cutting their benefits. But eventually the system isn’t going to have enough money to pay for Future benefits which means enough didn’t taxes weren’t paid by somebody. Sorry. Entitlements need reform so benefits need to be cut and taxes probably have to be raised. The republicans could offer more efficient ways to raise taxes but that would go against their faith-based belief that tax cuts are the only way to solve every problem. What spending do the Republicans suggest be cut? Earmarks? I’ll try not to laugh too hard. If they think taxes don’t have to be raised (and i don’t mean right now during the anemic recovery) what MORE spending do they suggest be cut? To balance the budget, spending needs to be reduced, taxes need to be raised, or both (almost certainly both). They criticize the Democrats for increasing the deficit despite them getting us in this mess and even hammer the dems when they actually offer spending cuts! It’s a typical pain free unserious minority party tactic.
Sure many seniors and others voted for Brown because of the unpopularity of the healthcare bill but Brown has no credibility as an alternative. I’m still waiting for any response to any of my criticisms of him. It is easy to find fault with the party actually putting out a proposal. So I’ll stop “pretending” the republicans have no plan when they (and Scott Brown) tell me a specific healthcare reform proposal that will help control costs while offering more security during a time of economic hardship and tell me how they’d fix the deficit (with specifics). Brown held a press conference and said he supports a basic healthcare plan for everyone but doesn’t support massive spending and tax hikes. Well coverage costs money. I’m not sure what he meant by such a plan. Maybe he and the Democrats can work something out. It would certainly be a change from the current republican party. I’m willing to give him a chance but it doesn’t mean I’m optimistic.