Republican Party’s “unquenchable thirst to hurt the needy”
Alan Grayson’s description is spot on. Thank God he’s back in Congress, after being swept out in the Teatard Tsunami of 2010.
Congressional reps Alan Grayson (Florida) and Mark Takano (Calif.) have announced that they’re drawing a “line in the sand” against President Obama bending over too far to placate the GOP. Grayson said cuts to certain social programs are “unconscionable,” and Progressives need to rally against the GOP’s “unquenchable thirst to hurt the needy.”
Grayson and Takano have written a letter to the president saying they’re strongly opposed to any cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, “including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.”
They’re hoping other Democrats will sign the letter.
The two congressmen were joined in a conference call by National Organization for Women president Terry O’Neill, who said:
“Women are far more likely to be entirely reliant on Social Security for their monthly income because they work a lifetime at unequal pay.”
And she pointed out that two thirds of minimum wage jobs are held by women, and these jobs are less likely to offer health coverage or retirement pensions.
Grayson added that cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are “cheating old people, cheating sick people and cheating poor people. It used to be that there was consensus on this. It used to be that Democrats and Republicans agreed that there should not be cuts in benefits to Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid. People used to call Social Security the third rail of American politics. But now, Republicans are not only touching the third rail, they’re dancing on it.”
May they all get electrocuted.