Sunday, May 01, 2011

It should come as no surprise that Tulsa's US Representative John Sullivan recently voted in favor of the outrageous Ryan budget proposal.  Rep. Paul Ryan's 2012 budget proposal was one of the worst attacks on the social safety net in decades.

Economist Paul Krugman called Rep. Ryan's budget bill both "ludicrous" and "cruel." "Ludicrous" because the budget projections were pure fantasy, "cruel" because it proposed massive spending cuts for programs that mainly help children, the poor and the elderly, while slashing taxes for corporations and the ultra-rich.

One of the main programs targeted by the Ryan budget was Medicare, which under the proposal would be destroyed in all but name, and replaced by a voucher program for seniors who'd be dumped into the private insurance market. And if the vouchers didn't cover the cost of insurance, too bad.

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