Saturday, January 8, 2011

So here we are...

So the Republicans have taken back the house of representatives.  They're claiming that they're going to cut 100 billion out of the budget without touching any military spending.  Apparently they've already decided that's too ambitious and are only go for 50 billion.

I know I'm approaching this with marked skepticism.  I've just heard a hell of a lot of rhetoric without any meaningful policy discussion.

Case in point, healthcare.  So they're going to repeal it.  Once that fails, they'll just not fund it.  Okay... What's on the table to replace it or improve it in a way that'll make these people happy?  I guess I just don't understand they're stance.

"This is tyranny that when Americans have a medical emergency they're not completely bankrupted!"
"Why should my tax dollars go to supporting a system where someone whose already sick should get insurance, this is an abomination!"

To me they're stance is just so insane and undefendable I don't even know where to start.

I'm going to stop right here, but I'll add on to this post later...