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Republicans: There's No Debt Crisis, We Just Want to Screw the Poor

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Appearing on Sunday morning talk shows this weekend, Boehner and Ryan revealed that their push for spending cuts is all about ideology -- not economic collapse. The Republican Party continues to push through a budget that emphasizes cuts to the so-called 'entitlement' programs. Ryan's proposed budget would cut more than $4 trillion from the federal budget -- bringing government spending to the lowest levels since 1948. And it's balanced mostly on the backs of the poor, as he proposed to slash Medicare, Medicaid and other social welfare programs like food stamps.

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