Open Thread - Lord of The Dance
Because, I am certain they will tell you, it'll be good for you if they slash Social Security and eliminate Medicare and Medicaid::
The GOP plan to cut federal spending to 2008 levels appeals to the conservative base, because it predates big spending items like the stimulus bill. But it would constitute a severe reduction in spending, below levels proposed by President Obama and even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
What? You think they will take that budget axe the military budgets or to Halliburtons and Blackwater/Xe's welfare checks?
This should not even be a debate:
WASHINGTON — Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Bobby Scott (Va.) introduced legislation Friday that would provide additional assistance to "99ers" — people who've exhausted 99 weeks of unemployment benefits without finding work.
But you know that there are idiots, refer to that first open thread story, that would love nothing more than kicking these people to support certain other people's interests:
On December 16, 2009, I stood in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building with about a dozen single payer supporters. We were holding signs and standing vigil on the eve of the first time in U.S. history that a single payer bill would make it to the floor of either body in Congress.
Below the Open Thread fold is a Not Safe For Work Youtube featuring an "every man" informed type responding to questions about the bailouts for the rich. And maybe some dancing...
Change the accent and (maybe) take away some of the cussing and that could be the voice of the average informed person anywhere in the world. Choice quotes if your Youtube can not work at this time...
Irish every-man: "Greed, greed and more fokin' greed" ...snip... "Wankin' fokin' bankers"
Reporter: "so I'm sensing a wee bit of discontent?"
Irish every-man: "You are indeed, sir."
Reporter: "you know Micheal Flatley is fom Chicago but that's another story."
Irish every-man: "FOK OFF"
No dancing around the issues with him.