Alex Castellanos made such a remark in a debate with Donna Brizile on CNN this evening. To underscore his point that there is plenty that the government can cut without resorting to additional calls for more revenue, he suggested attacking the National Park Service. I have heard that before as it seems to be a GOP standard attack line.
When considering government shutdowns and prioritizing services factor this. Typically, essential services include police, fire fighting, postal service, armed forces, utilities, air traffic management, and corrections.
Government is telling us today that we don’t need so much Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Stop being so sick and needy.
Sequestration will impact police, fire fighting, postal service, armed forces, air traffic controllers, and the penal system therefore, the situation must be dire.
As for the park service, if you don’t have people patrolling the land, lawbreakers take over. Trees fall and nature takes over, growing up and around things that are usually mowed and trimmed. Trash cans don’t get emptied, but if no one comes to the park, there is no trash.
Republicans seem to delight in ridiculing poor and needy people, as well as seniors who are simply living out their lives as planned and promised.
That circumstance, the ridiculing as if it is a joke makes listening to the right wing even more difficult. The best thing that can happen in 2014 is for voters to elect people that represent their interests and not the wealthy.
Isn’t this funny?
“Things Republicans Believe
Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.
The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.
Government should relax regulation of Big Business and Big Money but crack down on
individuals who use marijuana to relieve the pain of illness.
"Standing Tall for America" means firing your workers and moving their jobs to India.
A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.
Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.
The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.
Group sex and drug use are degenerate sins unless you someday run for governor of California as a Republican.
If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.
A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money.
HMOs and insurance companies have the interest of the public at heart.
Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing health care to all Americans is socialism.
Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.”