House Approves Paul Ryan's Budget

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/h...

Completely unbelievable. They say it won't pass the senate but good grief we live in a world where we are being told that down is up despite immediate observations to the contrary and eons of precedent. I will deny it til the day I die but feel that I am part of a dwindling minority.

On behalf of sane Wisconsinites everywhere, I apologize.

Have the GOP finally reached the circle jerk singularity where they think that voting to dismantle medicare in an election year is a politically good idea?

Tanglebones wrote:

Have the GOP finally reached the circle jerk singularity where they think that voting to dismantle medicare in an election year is a politically good idea?

It is a brilliant idea. They are going to be able to make a lot of 'political hay' out of this, but they'll never actually have to face the consequences that would occur if it were implemented. The details will be ignored, and all that the majority will know is that the Democrats squashed the Republicans attempt to save America.

absurddoctor wrote:

It is a brilliant idea. They are going to be able to make a lot of 'political hay' out of this, but they'll never actually have to face the consequences that would occur if it were implemented. The details will be ignored, and all that the majority will know is that the Democrats squashed the Republicans attempt to save America.

That is in so cynical! They wouldn't do that just to score political points....

The tax code would be changed to reduce the six current tax brackets to just two, with a top rate of 25 percent for high earners and 10 percent for those with lower incomes.

Where's the line drawn?

Constitutionally, what is the difference between a tax credit to buy insurance and a fine/tax if you do not buy insurance? HAHA

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news...

In a speech at Stanford University in California, Ryan said the government should replace the income tax exclusion for people who get employer-sponsored healthcare and replace it with a refundable tax credit that they could use to purchase coverage on their own. Some 170 million Americans are now covered through the workplace.
The tax code would be changed to reduce the six current tax brackets to just two, with a top rate of 25 percent for high earners and 10 percent for those with lower incomes.

I would hope they mean three tax brackets. Unless they're planning on making people who currently pay no tax start paying 10% (a hugely regressive change.)

In a sick way, I'd like to see the Senate call their bluff. Pass the f*cking thing then stand back and dare them to implement it. When people with walkers start blocking the hallways and doors they'll have to vote to repeal their own damn budget.