In the past, the GOP could bank on a large population of seniors to follow the patrons of ideological conservatism. That was lost when so many seniors advanced to the ranks from a more liberal era. It happened when the GOP turned its back on the Middle Class and poor.
"With the Ryan budget today, Tea Party Republicans are tripling down on a radical plan that demands seniors pay more for Medicare instead of ending tax breaks for corporate special interests and Big Oil companies," Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a statement.
Reset: The United States of America, a democratic republic, governed by the U.S. Constitution is about the business of keeping the nation secure against enemies while optimizing return on national resources.
- The USA accomplishes this via the American political system whereby government creates an optimal environment in which people and their enterprises may flourish to create a vibrant and sustainable economy.
- The USA encourages optimal self-reliance and independence among a diverse population of people for which all are equal with rights, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
- The USA ensures that all citizens have a minimally acceptable good life based on their having worked as hard as they can to contribute to that aim to the best of their ability. Likewise, government will do all that it can to prevent poverty and to promote upward mobility toward self-actualization.
- The USA ensures a good life for seniors upon their retirement with Social Security and affordable healthcare based on their having earned it.
- The USA ensures a good life for all disabled persons and eligible dependents, like Paul Ryan once was.
“Democrats bash Ryan budget as ‘radical’ retread
By Mike Lillis - 03/12/13 11:42 AM ET
Congressional Democrats came out swinging Tuesday after GOP leaders introduced a 2014 budget blueprint that would cut $5.7 trillion in spending over the next decade.
The lawmakers say the Republicans' budget plan, unveiled by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), protects the wealthy at the expense of more vulnerable people, such as seniors and the poor.
Echoing the criticisms leveled at previous budgets from Ryan, the Democrats placed particular emphasis on provisions that would cut Medicare for future beneficiaries.
"Spring always brings Republican March Madness, when they try to end the Medicare guarantee for seniors," Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a statement. "With the Ryan budget today, Tea Party Republicans are tripling down on a radical plan that demands seniors pay more for Medicare instead of ending tax breaks for corporate special interests and Big Oil companies."
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), senior Democrat on the Budget Committee, piled on, saying Ryan's plan "represents more of the same — undermining job growth, ending the Medicare guarantee, and slashing critical investments in our future."