More proof Republicans hate the poor

By | November 2, 2005

If anyone had any doubts about whether or not Republicans hate the poor, you can now lay those doubts to rest, as Republicans are working to cut $10 billion from Medicare and Medicaid:

A Republican-led effort to slow spending on health care programs for the poor, elderly and disabled survived a stern test in the Senate Tuesday.

That chamber’s Finance Committee, voting along party lines, approved legislation that would trim overall spending on Medicare and Medicaid by about $10 billion over five years. The committee’s 11 Republicans supported the legislation. The committee’s nine Democrats opposed it.

So Republicans are looking for ways to cut into the record deficit this administration has created. Instead of, say, repealing the tax cuts which favored the wealthy, they instead choose to cut health care for our nation’s poorest citizens? There’s no way to justify this. It is flat-out cruelty, flat-out greed, flat-out disrespect for the poor.

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