Friday, March 30, 2012

Quotation for Today: Paul Ryan's Romneyville Budget or Creating A Modern-Day Hooverville

The Republican budget for the United States of America is the theme of the quotation for today.

"As a favor to struggling Americans, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., proposed a federal budget last week ravaging programs for the poor, elderly, disabled, young, veterans, jobless, students and other vulnerable people. Ryan did it, he said, because these programs, food stamps, health insurance, Pell grants, veteran’s hospitals and the like are demeaning.
"Yes, demeaning."
Leo Gerard
Mr. Gerard is the Intenational President for the United Steel Workers.

The Paul Ryan-budget, recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, is a road map with only one destination, Romneyville -- a modern day version of the Hooverville of the Great Depression.  

The New York Times editorial, link enclosed below, provides the details of Mitt Romney's endorsement of the Paul Ryan-Hooverville-Romneyville-budget.  

To view pictures of a Republican Hooverville of the Great Depression, go here

Gerard, Leo. "Paul Ryan's Healthcare Plan: Die Quickly." AlterNet 27 March, 2012: online edition.

Related information:

"A Cruel Budget." Editorial. The New York Times 29 March, 2012: online edition.

Passage from NY Times editorial:
"'It’s a bold and exciting effort,' [Romney] said, 'and it’s very much consistent with what I put out earlier.' It is also consistent with his stated lack of concern for the very poor."

Cuts in Pell Grant program.

A Fool's Analogy

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