McConnell: Eat the Poor

They say that there are few things in life as certain as Death and Taxes. And I’ll add to that to include that Republicans will blame poor people for deficits.


So it comes to pass that after passing the Billions for Billionaires bill —a $1.5 trillion tax cut that Republicans insisted would pay for itself and then some—CNBC tells us that the U.S. budget deficit sprinted—without breaking a sweat—to $779 billion for this fiscal year, a 17-percent increase from last year.

So much winning!

Republicans, of course, blame the social safety net for the exploding deficit and debt, and again insist that entitlements must go. 

Top economic advisor to Prznint Stupid, the Baghdad Bob of Economic, Larry Kudlow, says that tax cuts did not increase the deficit, and that the real problem is “principally spending too much.” As you may recall, Kudlow claimed earlier this summer that the deficit was already retreating.

Treasury Secretary and living typo Steven Mnuchin told CNN, “People are going to want to say the deficit is because of the tax cuts. That’s not the real story.”

Amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell:

“It’s disappointing, but it’s not a Republican problem,” McConnell said Tuesday in an interview with Bloomberg News when asked about the rising deficits and debt. “It’s a bipartisan problem: unwillingness to address the real drivers of the debt by doing anything to adjust those programs to the demographics of America in the future.”

Ol’ Mitch would set afloat the old and poor on the proverbial iceberg if he could, and no cheese sandwich for them! “What, you think we’re made of money?,” he didn’t say with his rictus green.

 

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12 Responses to McConnell: Eat the Poor

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    Both SS and Medicare are separately and independently funded through special payroll deductions, and thus have no bearing on the National Debt. But does the average voter know this? And then there’s the “Cap.” Payroll deductions cease at the paltry limit of $107,000 Ameros for a single person, I believe, and it’s only slightly higher for a married couple filing jointly. If this artificial limit was lifted, or done away with entirely, both Social Welfare/Safety Net programs would be fully-funded for the rest of this century, and beyond.
    And according to our vaunted Constitution, the main job of gov’t. is to maintain the well-being of society as a whole. But don’t expect that to happen……..ever. Not with the Exemplars of Evil that constitute the current crop of Senators and Reps that haunt the Hallowed Halls of our Capitol.

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    • MDavis says:

      The tax cap has been going up, I guess someone managed to sorta hitch it to COLA increases. I noticed this tidbit a couple of days ago:
      “In 2018, employees were required to pay a 6.2% Social Security tax (with their employer matching that payment) on income up to $128,400. Any earnings above that amount were not subject to the tax. In 2019, the tax rate will remain the same at 6.2%, but the tax cap will increase to $132,900”
      I still don’t think we should have that cap in place at all. I was talking to our friend on SS retirement recently and he was commenting on how little he gets. I told him to just stop buying that lobster and he laughed in my face. I guess it’s good he still has a sense of humor.

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        Thanks for the update, Mr. Davis. And I also read today that we recipients are getting a whopping 2.4% COLA the first of the year. Watch for a buncha politicians to start crowing about how this is an historic increase, the likes of which haven’t been seen in over a decade.
        Sure hope it doesn’t “break the bank.”

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  2. Jim says:

    If the Turtle thinks he can get even one Democrat to vote to cut entitlements, he’s delusional. But they’ll find a way to start nibbling especially in the lame duck session if the Dims take the House.

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  3. roket says:

    Are his base learning yet?

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    • MDavis says:

      Heck, no! They think he is talking about those other people, not them. Their entitlements are earned, by gun, it’s those other people that are not the real Merica(T) that are gaming the system. They’ll surely keep getting their checks so that they can keep joining the bird refuge protests, as long as everbody can wait until their checks get there.
      (Takes shot of Merica Bourbon, pounds table with empty glass) …Ted

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  4. MDavis says:

    That is one creepy GIF. If it went on a little longer would a rat’s tail slip out from between his lips?

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  5. MDavis says:

    It’s Ms., BTW, or simply “M”. I don’t want to misrepresent myself.

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  6. Randall says:

    Yes we are ENTITLED to our Social Security and Medicare since we paid FICA taxes our entire lives. And by the way, Mitch, isn’t YOUR salary, medical insurance, and retirement paid for with tax dollars?

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