There appears to be no fairness in our politics any longer. Are we not supposed to assist those who are less fortunate than ourselves? Should not a reasonable quality of life be a guarantee in the United States. This is not a question of Republican or Democrat, but a question of humanity and compassion.
The budget proposal by Representative Ryan attempts to take one massive swing at cutting the federal deficit. This budget shortfall was created over many years, and reducing it should be done deliberately, but also with fairness and commonsense. Hurting those that most need the help is not the way to do it. In this economic climate we are finding people living below the poverty level or even on the streets that several years ago had good paying jobs and homes and paid taxes. I am by no means saying that there aren’t those that abuse the system, but there are millions of people that truly need the help. I would guess that the majority of us have a grandparent or parent, that without Medicare, couldn’t even afford the most basic of healthcare or we have a friend or loved one that has been unemployed and is barely able to get by, if they are able to get by on their unemployment benefits..
Example after example could be found across this great country of ours to highlight what is wrong with Representative Ryan’s plan.
If you think Senator Rubio’s comments regarding Presiden Obama’s budget plan are true, in that it was merely a campaign speech, I would contend that Rep. Ryan’s budget plan does nothing more than cater to the Tea Party and other fringe extremist conservative groups that demand massive budget cuts at the expense of the majority of Americans.
I do believe that the Presiden, as Senator Rubio stated, should be taking the lead on this issue and working toward a budget that begins to reduce the deficit, but in a fair, practical, commonsense way.
I say enough of the political posturing and extremist propositions. Lets do what is right for America, not just wealthy Americans, but all Americans.
What do you think?