Senator Scott is trying to show that he and his party are not the
only ones proposing dramatic changes to Social Security and Medicare.
a clip of the current president Joe Biden arguing for serious
changes to Social Security. Bit of a problem with using the clip as
any sort of evidence is that people, even politicians, can change
their minds. If the GOP could show that Biden continued to
call for changes to Social Security, then yes, it would be
appropriate to call him a hypocrite.
demonstrates in his zeal to cut spending that
he hates democracy and opposes Western values.
Representative Greene has been spending a bit of her time actually
looking through the budget so as to make specific proposals. Her
budget proposals are based on going
line by line through the budget and finding specific items to
cut. This, in my own humble opinion, is the only way to
approach this job!
recommended cut is to not find a way to build better latrines.
This strikes me as the proposal that only a comfortable, middle class
woman who has never been outside the US, or at least has never been
outside an area that’s been built to be a tourist destination. In
the Navy, I’ve been to some non-tourist-type places and believe me,
better latrines are a worthwhile project.
Study the emissions
of wood heaters? Seems doubtful, but I’d need to see more detail
before I could agree or disagree.
never be paying unelected bureaucrats to undermine our democracy.”
Yeah, okay, but the budget is there as a result of legislators voting
on specific projects. Bureaucrats don’t just arbitrarily come up
with projects by themselves.
Disinformation Index.” Is there the slightest doubt that the US and
the world are awash in disinformation? There may be questions about
this project and there may be a need for more oversight and close-up
management, but it’s hardly controversial that something needs to
be done about rampant disinformation.
ALL evil and cruel animal cruelty experiments that are funded by
taxpayer dollars.” Yeah, I’ll go with that. Again, I would take a
close and careful look at the projects to make sure that that’s
what’s happening. The only way “gain-of-function” studies would
be dangerous would be if they were carried out under
non-scientifically-approved circumstances. That appears to have been
the case in Wuhan, China, as the scientists there were apparently
rushing through projects without taking the time or spending the
money to make sure everything was being done safely.
“We must stop
funding war in Ukraine and push for peace!“ Erm, Ukraine is a
liberal democracy, Russia is an oppressive, authoritarian,
centralized state. Is Greene suggesting that the US doesn’t have
a vested interest in supporting democracies when they’re under
attack? Is there any reasonable probability that either side
is ready to open up peace negotiations? Ukraine wants to regain all
of the territory that was lost since Russia invaded Crimea in 2014,
Russia wants to rebuild the old Soviet Union, when Ukraine was a
Soviet Socialist Republic under the direct control of Moscow.
“We are on the
verge of defaulting our country’s debts…” Only and strictly
because Republicans insist on playing dangerous games with the debt
ceiling! Not because of anything that unavoidable!
Foreign aid has been
an easy target since forever. The great majority of it comes
immediately and directly back to the US in terms of purchases of
arms, food and other types of national assistance. There may indeed
be something that can be cut safely without damaging foreign
relations, but I’d take a close, careful and detailed look before
“The past 2 yrs
Democrats spent more money in history…” Yes, they did, because
there was a need for it! Because Republicans have been holding
back needed spending since 2011, when the GOP took control of the
House and in subsequent years, when they kept control of at least one
of the three branches (House, Senate or Presidency). When Democrats
finally took control of all three branches, there was a big backlog
of spending that needed to be done. Also, Covid required lots of
“It’s easy to
cut spending because for decades our government budgets have been the
absurdly stuffed with stupid spending.” Ronald Reagan could make a
case fo this back in 1981 because Democrats had indeed gotten fat and
lazy and had permitted unnecessary spending to occur, but the days of
finding “low-hanging fruit,” spending project that can be easily
cut, are long gone. Greene made a good attempt, but she has
failed to prove otherwise.