The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today is continuing the drumbeat against House Republicans who voted for the radical Republican budget, releasing a new web video to highlight the chasm between mainstream Americans’ priorities and House Republicans’ radical approach. In the video – “Radical Republican Budget: Robin Hood in Reverse” – Republicans describe the budget as the best way to communicate their “governing philosophy.” The video goes on to show the GOP Doctrine for Governance in clear terms: higher taxes for the middle class, bigger medical bills for seniors on Medicare, more expensive student loans and a tax break for millionaires.
Under the Republican doctrine for governance, the Ryan budget, middle class Americans could pay $3,000 more in taxes and the Medicare guarantee, paid for with deductions from every dollar earned by working Americans …. will END. Thus, their governance philosophy will take that money to fund other things like a $245,000 tax for millionaires, and force seniors to pay more for their care — if they can find an insurance company to cover it and if they can find a doctor to provide it. And, while the middle class would be paying more in taxes, folks like Mitt Romney, whose tax liability is imposed primarily by capital gains taxes, would see their tax liabilities plummet with Ryan’s slash to capital gains taxes. Valuing making money off the fruits of others’ labors, without having to exert an ounce of labor yourself, is not an “American” value.
“Republicans themselves tell us that their budget is the best way to communicate their ‘governing philosophy’ and that’s exactly what they did – more for millionaires and corporate special interests, less for the middle class and seniors,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Americans rejected the philosophy of this radical Republican budget in the last election because it ends the Medicare guarantee for seniors and asks the middle class to pay more – all while cutting taxes for millionaires and corporate special interests. It might be the Republicans’ governing philosophy, but it isn’t the right philosophy for America’s middle class.”
Ryan’s Path to Poverty budget is the third in a series, all espousing their out of touch governance doctrine. The GOP hasn’t learned that their “philosophy” isn’t what Americans want. Instead, thick-headed GOP members of the House are continuing to push philosophies the American people don’t want. Bound to their millionaire donors and determined to implement their demands, the GOP intends — to impose their revolutionary doctrine — to convert America into a Plutocracy ruled over by the uber-rich — using budgets — without firing a single bullet.
Here’s their “philosophy” documents introduced since 2008 along with their platform. Read/compare a few to see what you think — and if you’d like you can compare the actual budget numbers here.
|GOP 2012 Platform||GOP Growth Opportunities||2009 Road to Recovery||2010-Better Solutions|
|2010-Pledge to America||P2P v1.0||P2P v2.0||P2P v3.0|
- Paul Ryan’s “The Path to Prosperity, A Responsible Balanced Budget.”
- Paul Ryan’s class warfare on behalf of the rich.
- The top 5 worst things about the GOP budget.
- GOP budget keeps Obamacare’s cuts and taxes, repeals all the benefits.
- The GOP budget maintains 100 year-old tax breaks for Big Oil.
- How the GOP budget will undermine the recovery.
- Even Paul Ryan admits that we’re not facing a debt crisis.
- Latest GOP budget gives millionaires at least a $200,000 tax cut.