Cheney Breaks Tie To Approve Budget Cuts

Happy holidays to the poor and elderly. Senate Republicans eked out a one-vote “victory” with help from the VP. They’re so proud that they are reducing the size of the federal government at the expense of those who can’t afford to buy votes. But, as usual, it’s only a bunch of smoke and mirrors:

WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Senate passed legislation to cut federal deficits by $39.7 billion on Wednesday by the narrowest of margins, 51-50, with Vice President Dick Cheney casting the deciding vote…

…By themselves, the deficit cuts included in the five-year bill would amount to only 2.5 percent of projected shortfalls totaling $1.6 trillion [emphasis added] over the same time frame. Republicans said the significance lies in more than mere numbers, adding that programs such as Medicare and Medicaid threaten to consume an unsustainable amount of federal revenue if their growth is not trimmed quickly.

So let’s screw some poor old people — they’re probably Democrats, anyway — and make a bunch of noise about reducing the deficit. That’ll make the fiscal conservatives happy, and we’ll keep up the pressure on the gays to keep the fundies in line. Ho ho ho!

6 Responses to “Cheney Breaks Tie To Approve Budget Cuts”

  1. KathyF says:

    That’s my mother they just screwed. She can’t make much noise, unfortunately. Nor can she see a qualified doctor in her state, since the state is running low on Medicaid funds.

    I wish Dick Cheney could spend just one day in my mother’s shoes (which I just bought her from WalMart, since they’re the only ones who carry velcro shoes anymore).

  2. You forget the GOP mantra:
    If people choose to be poor, there’s nothing the Government can do about it.
    Perhaps some of them remembered what Jesus said about the rich getting into heaven … easier for a camel to go through a needle. He also said that you should take care of the poor, the elderly, the prisoner …
    The GOP Grinch is alive and well. Perfect setting for them cutting of aid at Christmas time.

  3. Kathy says:

    KathyF, that really stinks. I do not know how Cheney, et al, can sleep at night. If there is justice in this world, Dick will end up poor.

  4. Here comes Cheney Claus
    Here comes Cheney Claus
    Right down Cheney Claus lane.
    Screw those poor and screw those old folks
    Make ‘em sleep out in the rain!

  5. Jeff says:

    Non-seasonal, but a band called the Rakes (they were based in Auburn?) used to sing “Rape Pillage & Burn”. My friend Jill yelled at ‘em “why not ‘Eat Shit & Die’?” so they changed mid-song to that.

    Dunno what made me think of it…

  6. Better yet, Cheney should sing the Dead Kennedys’ “Kill The Poor”

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