Tuesday, March 20, 2012

GOP Unveil Suicide Pact Today, Rejecting American Majority

On Tuesday House Republicans, led by Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan, will unveil a suicide pact, in the form of a new budget that ignores the clear views of the majority of Americans, and which, if they embrace it almost unanimously, as they did last year's similar Ryan Budget, will put a gun to the head of Republican attempts to keep control of the House -- and then pull the trigger.

The only thing that could save Republicans would be if Democrats, like Oregon Senator Ron Widen or House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, persuaded their party to ignore American public opinion and join with the GOP in destroying Medicare, cutting Social Security, and slashing public spending in a way that cripples the economy and rewards the wealthy. That's what the Ryan Republican budget would do, and Democrats -- and Americans who believe in majority rule -- need to explain the extreme nature of this budget to the American people.

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