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‘Global financial meltdown’: GOP plans ‘catastrophic default’ if Dems don’t cut Social Security and Medicare, critics warn - RawStory.com

‘Global financial meltdown’: GOP plans ‘catastrophic default’ if Dems don’t cut Social Security and Medicare, critics warn - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Top House Republicans are planning to threaten to shut down the U.S. Government by refusing to raise the debt ceiling next year in a scheme to force Democrats to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, should they win the House in November critics warn, pointing to a Bloomberg report.

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Republicans Promise To Slash Medicare And Social Security — But Keep Tax Cuts - NationalMemo.com

Republicans Promise To Slash Medicare And Social Security — But Keep Tax Cuts - NationalMemo.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Republicans in Congress are pushing plans for their most unpopular ideas, even as the party faces major challenges in upcoming elections.
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Trump and Republicans are preparing an all-out assault on the safety net - The Washington Post

Trump and Republicans are preparing an all-out assault on the safety net - The Washington Post | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

In a new polling memo, the Center for American Progress Action Fund argues that this is a fight Democrats should want to have. The memo points out that social programs poll extremely well and that we’ve seen recently how much GOP attacks on those programs motivate voters. Health care was a central issue propelling Democrat Ralph Northam to victory in the Virginia governor’s race in November, and the Republicans’ attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act produced a huge backlash in large part because of the millions of Americans they wanted to toss off Medicaid.

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The shameful silence of the CEOs | Salon.com

The shameful silence of the CEOs | Salon.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

As the Republican Party moves toward Trump’s looniness — his xenophobia, isolationism, attacks on the press and on truth, conflicts of interest, anti-Muslim and racist provocations, climate-change denials, proposed cuts in Medicare and Medicaid, dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, and evisceration of the constitutional divide between church and state — Jamie Dimon and his ilk could come out big losers.

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Why don't the skinflints, cheapskates and misers in the GOP leadership stand up for the needs of voters? It's because, between the kickbacks and the dark money, they have no need for you.

 

It doesn't matter whether you're a GOP constituent or not.

 

The middle class and working people don't pay GOP leaders enough to care, but the CEOs do. So when CEOs don't want Republican leaders to help the voting public, help doesn't come. 

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Trump’s Budget Would Balloon Deficit, Slash Social Safety Net – Talking Points Memo

Trump’s Budget Would Balloon Deficit, Slash Social Safety Net – Talking Points Memo | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The president’s spending outline for the first time acknowledges that the Republican tax overhaul passed last year would add billions to the deficit and not “pay for itself” as Trump and his Republican allies asserted. If enacted as proposed, though no presidential budget ever is, the plan would establish an era of $1 trillion-plus yearly deficits.

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Tax plan overlooks rural residents - Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) | Deming Headlight

Tax plan overlooks rural residents - Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) | Deming Headlight | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
The Republican plan has its priorities backwards. It focuses on the top and assures everyone else that benefits will trickle down to them. But the reality is that nearly 28 million working families across the country will face a tax increase within 10 years. And in New Mexico, more than 200,000 families with earnings under $74,000 will see their taxes go up. It would take the typical household in New Mexico nearly four years of work just to match the giveaway being provided to a single wealthy person under this tax plan.
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