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Thu Jul 14, 2022, 01:06 PM

House Republicans offer the White House an enticing new target

House Republicans offer the White House an enticing new target
Most voters probably don't know about the Republican Study Committee's budget plan. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wants to change that.
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/house-republicans-offer-white-house-enticing-new-target-rcna38225


It’s not unusual for White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to offer public criticism of Republican ideas, but yesterday, President Joe Biden’s chief spokesperson targeted a specific proposal that hasn’t generated a lot of attention.

“The Republican Study Committee, which includes most House Republicans, endorses cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits,” Jean-Pierre said in a tweet.

For much of the public, which is probably unfamiliar with the Republican Study Committee, the missive may not have had much of an impact, but the press secretary’s point warrants some additional attention

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It's difficult to summarize a 122-page plan, but these House Republicans made little effort to curtail their ambitions. If the Republican Study Committee’s plan were implemented, Social Security and Medicare would be partially privatized, food stamps would be slashed, Head Start would be phased out, Medicaid funding would be decimated, the Affordable Care Act would be weakened, labor unions would be undermined, the EPA would be gutted, abortion would be banned, birthright citizenship would be eliminated, Donald Trump’s border wall would be funded, and even the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would see its doors permanently closed.

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The House Budget Committee’s Democratic chairman, Kentucky’s John Yarmuth told Mother Jones that the document reflects how a GOP-led House would govern. “The new members [Republicans] get if they unseat our members and take our open seats are going to be even more conservative than the people who put this together,” Yarmuth argued. “I think this would be exactly the blueprint that they would try to adopt.

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Turbineguy Jul 2022 #1
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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2022, 01:31 PM

1. Privatizing SS and Medicare even partially

Will make the stock market go up. At least temporarily. Since participants get to choose privatization, we could expect to see a lot of republican dupes holding cardboard HELP! signs at highway offramps in future after they find that Wall Street gamblers have emptied their accounts.

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Thu Jul 14, 2022, 01:44 PM

2. I smell Koch residue. Will their influence ever die?

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Thu Jul 14, 2022, 02:22 PM

3. The ads write themselves......

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2022, 02:45 PM

4. We need billboards

to get that out there.

Would be a big stick to slap the Repugs with for 2022 midterms.

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Thu Jul 14, 2022, 07:20 PM

5. They'll try to walk it back

Don't let them.

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Thu Jul 14, 2022, 07:44 PM

6. radical Republicans are coming for YOU

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