So uber-liberals released a propaganda hit piece entitled “Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans’ Immoral Budget.”
This short article runs the gambit from naïve to lying to typical liberal hallucination that the rules of reality don’t apply to their plans. Let’s run down their list.
They claim that the GOP cuts would “1. Destroy 700,000 jobs, according to an independent economic analysis.”
They fail to mention that said “independent analysis” is by Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analystics. Zandi is one of the guys who came up with the 2009 stimulus package. You know the package that was supposed to improve the economy, but didn’t; the package that was supposed to create jobs, but didn’t; the package that was supposed to, in the long run, pay for itself, but didn’t. And aren’t these cuts going after a lot of that stimulus money? Oh yeah real “independent” research. “If you cut the plan I came up with it will hurt the economy, but I have no stake in this.”
The laws of basic economics tell me that within one year for every dollar you cut from the federal budget the private sector will create two. For every job you cut from the federal payrolls the private sector will be able to create two or more. It won’t be immediate. But taking a machete to this budget is the only way we are really going to get jobs
“ Zero out federal funding for National Public Radio and public television.”
And this is a problem? If it is of any value the private sector will keep what NPR and PBS produce…but I have a feeling none of them really value any of the crap they put out that much. Let people decide whether they want to listen or watch, and advertisers and/or private donation will keep the good stuff alive.
“ Cut $1.3 billion from community health centers–which will deprive more than three million low-income people of health care over the next few months.”
The amount of money we put into health care is so obscene 1.3 billion won’t put a dent in these programs. Further notice Moveon’s own words “community health centers.” Now stop me if I’m wrong but wouldn’t there be less overhead, less wastes, less beauracracy, more efficiency, more involvement and better service if the community and community money were being put into these centers. …Oh but that would deprive the monolith that is massive government in Washington of control…and wack-jobs at Moveon wouldn’t stand for any challenge to rule of divine right that is Washington bureaucracy.
“ Cut nearly a billion dollars in food and health care assistance to pregnant women, new moms, and children. “
Again a billion isn’t that much when we’re talking about these programs….and you mean we will stop encouraging people to have litters of children because the government will always pay…what a terrible idea. And if we must have programs like these, again, wouldn’t they be better to be run by state, county or city government?
“Kick more than 200,000 children out of pre-school by cutting funds for Head Start. “
How about this, given that every legitimate study I’ve ever seen shows Head Start doesn’t work at all, why stop at 200,000. Let’s abandon this useless, feel good program that provide no real results.
“Force states to fire 65,000 teachers and aides, dramatically increasing class sizes, thanks to education cuts. “
Hmm….if we got rid of “last hired, first fired” policies (you know the ones those Unions love) I’m sure there are easily 65,000 beyond inept teachers out there that need to fired. Hell, there are more than 65,000. And if we just got rid of the 65,000 worst teachers it would actually mean less stress for the remaining teachers even if classroom size went up because they wouldn’t have to spend so much time un-teaching incorrect information the morons taught, or catching up students because the loser teachers didn’t teach anything.
“Cut some or all financial aid for 9.4 million low- and middle-income college students. “
You remember the housing bubble. The government pumps money into a system and it drives the prices into the stratosphere of insanity. Same thing has happened with college tuition. It’s a bubble that’s about to burst. Eliminating this measly 9.4 million is the first step to seeing college tuition drop like a rock which will actually make it more feasible for middle and even lower class students to afford college.
“ Slash $1.6 billion from the National Institutes of Health, a cut that experts say would “send shockwaves” through cancer research, likely result in cuts to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research, and cause job losses. “
Was the government the only one funding research? Nope, we still have the private sector doing that. Research and progress will continue.
“End the only federal family planning program, including cutting all federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood to support cancer screenings and other women’s health care.”
What you really mean is that the taxpayers won’t be paying for abortions which even most people who support the right to abortion don’t support.
“Send 10,000 low-income veterans into homelessness by cutting in half the number of veterans who get housing vouchers this year.”
10,000? How much you want to bet many of these people when forced to will go live with family or get a roommate or work harder and get a second job. Will some people wind up on the street, perhaps? But the key argument Moveon uses is a website that lists how many homeless veterans there already are. If you read the article it seems that they think every homeless person who says they’re a veteran is a veteran. Now I have no doubt there are homeless veterans, but I think exploits of service are more vastly over reported by the homeless than they are by John Kerry.
Keep in mind the way the government tracks homelessness is very bizarre. If you don’t own or pay rent, you’re homeless. Every college grad who is living with their parents a year after they graduate…they’re homeless according to the way the government and I’m sure Moveon is tracking this.
Now if you want a real top 10 list of the most immoral parts in this proposed budget:
1. No change in Social Security retirement age.
2. No reduction of Social Security benefits.
3. No cuts in Medicaid
4. No cuts in Medicare
5. No cuts in Congressional compensation
6. No cuts in federal employee compensation
7. No defunding of the Department of Agriculture
8. No cuts to useless military R&D that even the Pentagon doesn’t want
9. No massive cuts in discretionary spending.
10. No 10% across the board to every single program.