House Progressives Offer Budget plan: Tax the Rich, End the Wars, Slash Oil Subsidies, Invest in Jobs
What a novel idea. A budget that will actually help the plight of the average American. How quaint, like the Geneva Convention. Most conservatives seem to be only invested in rich people and corporations. How do they manage to bullshit their base into believing them over and over again? (see post below on conservative brains).
Here we go:
"The broad sketch proposes to end the Bush-era tax cuts on high income earners, enact a surtax on millionaires and billionaires, increase the the estate tax and eliminate corporate tax loopholes and subsidies for oil and coal companies. It also aims to create a public health insurance option, end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and invest $1.45 trillion in "job creation," energy, housing and education programs."
"The revenue-heavy proposal (PDF) stands in stark contrast to the spending cuts-oriented plan put forth by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) -- and championed by GOP leaders -- that slashes $6 trillion in federal programs (including Medicare and Medicaid) while significantly reducing taxes for wealthy Americans and corporations."
The Ryan Plan - Virtually a Turd with Sprinkles (Thanks Dr.Zaius)
"This budget is transparent, straightforward and realistic about where we are in America right now," Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), co-chair of the progressive caucus, told Raw Story.
"The Ryan plan, for all the credit it gets for thinking big, doesn’t reflect the reality of the American economy. It destroys the successful programs that made this country strong, especially Medicare and education, and doesn't even try to explain how it creates jobs. It reflects a faith that making government disappear will somehow create prosperity."
And the Suck continues.