Back To The Reagan Trajectory "Entitlements" Again

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    Probably the Democrats think that Ronald Reagan was some kind of liberal, lying his way into office with promises of balanced budgets. The Senator-Elect from Massachusetts lied his way into office, claiming to be a tax-cutter just like JFK, who really had low-income taxes to cut. Bush II tried tax cuts twice, and 45% of filers had no federal income taxes to cut, just like now--which Senator Brown will support.

    It took an Osama bin laden to take credit for what the GOP thinks it is doing. 19 dead Saudi no-accounts, flew into buildings in New York City--and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were on! Sending in troops without body armor, adequate weapons: And even the intelligence, went without saying. There were no Weapons of Mass Destruction, but the GOP kept the killing of Americans in the battlegrounds on-going anyway.

    Even their buddies seemed to enjoy the killing of Americans. They still keep at the basis-free killing, of Americans!

    http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/too-much-hope-why-the-obama-budget-is-unrealistic/19342212/

    Now anyone can see how the Reagan Trajectory continues to work, even in the United States! Most of the budget goes to upper income medical and support staff, upper income defense contractors and support staff, and to Social Security Beneficiaries, victims of the fixed percentage COLA. Upper level beneficaries get more than the lower level beneficiaries, even in the lawful express of equal treatment in the law, in Social Security.

    Food stamps these are not. Even after Reagan, then the budget amounts for upper income medical and support staff in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the budget amounts for upper income engineers, defense support staff, mega-corporations, and their boards--in the defense sector--even were increased, beyond inflation.

    Then there is the "other" part of the federal budget, of upper income NASA engineers, and support staff, and corporations, and the rest of the federal budget, and upper income lawyers, judges, bureaucrats, supportive staff and the rest of the contractors.

    The Obama Administration is often accused of being Socialist. Anyone recalls the old Soviet Bloc rewards to upper echelon bureaucrats, fixed percentage national raises of incomes, lack of body armor for troops in the field, (which is actually America), and shoddy consumer goods, like Toyotas, (which is actually America), and the the lack of various consumer goods at all--which the unemployed especially understand, the foreclosed especially understand, and the bailed-out fail to understand!

    Actually, like the Reagan-Trajectory the Obama Administration is Socialist. Actually the Republican Party has a flawed agenda, for the United States--and for the invaded other nations of the planet! One of the other party candidates actually managed to attract a lot of cross-overs, even in the other party's primary elections!

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Anyone can just how that comes about!)
     
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    Alan Simpson on entitlements...
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    Leaving entitlements on auto pilot will crush the U.S. economy, Alan Simpson says
    February 06, 2011 | President Obama's calls for a five-year freeze on discretionary spending, as well as Republican demands to turn back the budget clock to 2008 spending, will save "peanuts" and do nothing to turn around the country's "sacrosanct" entitlement culture, one head of the president's deficit commission said Sunday.
     
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    Robert Reich tells it like it is...
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    Budget baloney: Social Security isn't to blame for deficit
    February 18, 2011 - Social Security won't be a problem for another 26 years, and even then, the problem can be solved.
     

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