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Republican Sociopaths Remain Determined To Destroy America's Social Safety Net; They Must Be Shut Down

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Here we go again. Paul Ryan and his fellow Republican sociopaths have resurrected their budget that is designed to destroy America's most important social programs while further protecting the interests of the wealthy. As the Republicans continue their attempts to initiate this destructive process, they are presenting Mr. Obama with a brilliant political opportunity.

 

Some would say the president should simply dismiss and ignore this demented method of controlling governmental spending but that would be a mistake. Ryan's budget is getting a lot of attention in the corporate-controlled media and that must be stopped. Mr. Obama must attack it vociferously and use its content to convince the American people of the extensive pain and suffering that the Republicans intend to inflict upon them.

 

It's time for this president to stop playing games with the Republican misfits and expose them as the menace that they have become to this nation. Mr. Obama needs to stop playing defense, take the offensive, and flood the national media with this message to Mr. Ryan and his GOP cohorts: "We are not going to allow you to destroy the Affordable Health Care Act that will benefit up to 30 million Americans who would otherwise not be covered by health care insurance."

 

"We are not going to allow you to destroy Medicare by replacing it with a voucher system that would, in effect, severely water down or eliminate health care for millions of Americans and make it unavailable for millions more who badly need it; no, Mr. Ryan, we will not let you do this by any stretch of the imagination." And lastly he should, once and for all, make it crystal clear to Ryan and his fellow sociopaths that "We will not allow you to touch any part of Social Security; it has no connection with the deficit and it is a non-negotiable issue.

 

He needs to stop playing their game and make them play his because, whether he realizes it or not, he has the upper hand. He needs to send a strong message to Republicans, telling them that the majority of the American people totally reject their reckless destructive budget; that it is already dead on arrival. This president needs to put a national spotlight on that extremely cruel budget proposal and use Ryan's exact wording to ignite the anger and revulsion of the very people that would greatly suffer if its provisions ever were put into effect.

 

This is a party that has no intention of ever changing; one that can't relate to the people of America. They have every intention of continuing to support the masters of American Corporatism to dominate and control the citizens of this country. The people now have become fully aware of their intentions and are waiting for someone, i.e., this president, to step forward and deliver the knockout blow that will send them into political purgatory.

 

These swaggering, arrogant political bullies need to be put in their place once and for all but many of Mr. Obama's current and former supporters now have little to no confidence that he will do any such thing; that he will let this brilliant opportunity to take down the Republicans pass by. And, further, that he just doesn't seem to have the political courage and determination to "strike while the iron is hot."

 

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