Power of Story
Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (1 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   9 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

The GOP Is the Pro-Death Party

By       Message Thom Hartmann     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Supported 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 6/25/14

Author 1486
Become a Fan
  (127 fans)
- Advertisement -

Cross-posted from Smirking Chimp

From youtube.com/watch?v=9xuqXWRCXOI: GOP...The Pro-Death Party The Republican Party likes to say that it's the pro-life party - but it's really the party of death.
GOP...The Pro-Death Party The Republican Party likes to say that it's the pro-life party - but it's really the party of death.
(Image by YouTube)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

Republicans say they're pro-life, but in reality, they're pro-death.

Earlier this month, while no one was watching, Republicans in the House voted to extend a bunch of corporate tax breaks and subsidies, adding up to nearly $75 billion in tax breaks over the next decade.

- Advertisement -

And, while they scream that the cost of food stamps or unemployment benefits must be "offset" by spending cuts elsewhere, they didn't ask for any offsets or increased taxes at all to pay for the billions to big corporations.

Of course, Republicans doling out tens of millions of dollars in corporate tax breaks and subsidies at the expense of American taxpayers isn't surprising.

And it's also not surprising that Republicans across the country are following in the footsteps of their Washington colleagues.

- Advertisement -

Take Republicans down in Louisiana for example.

Gov. Bobby Jindal and his Republican colleagues down in The Bayou State cut a nice $70,000 check, and sent it the Robertson family, stars of the hit reality show "Duck Dynasty, for every episode that airs.

That's because Louisiana offers some pretty hefty tax breaks for television shows and movies that use that state as a backdrop.

To date, as AddictingInfo.org points out, "Duck Dynasty has suckled on the government teat for a whopping total of $4.5 million over 64 episodes."

Ironically, members of the Robertson family have railed against government welfare for poor people repeatedly, but apparently they're just fine taking $4.5 million from big government.

And to make matters worse, the Robertson's were already millionaires long before "Duck Dynasty" hit the airwaves. They certainly don't need any more money from the Louisiana government.

- Advertisement -

Meanwhile, as the already super-rich Robertson family is getting richer, the rest of Louisianans are suffering.

That's because Gov. Bobby Jindal has refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare in his state, putting politics ahead of people's lives.

Right now, hundreds of thousands of Louisianans fall into the "Red-State Donut Hole," and are without access to affordable and potentially life-saving health care.

Jindal has also repeatedly refused to fund programs that would help unemployed Louisianans get back on their feet, and rebuild their lives.

And it's those Louisianans without jobs and without access to life-saving health care who, along with Americans in similar situations across the country, are now starting to kill themselves -- literally.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

- Advertisement -

Supported 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

http://www.thomhartmann.com
Thom Hartmann is a Project Censored Award-winning New York Times best-selling author, and host of a nationally syndicated daily progressive talk program on the Air America Radio Network, live noon-3 PM ET. www.thomhartmann.com His most recent books are "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight," "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights," "We The People," "What Would Jefferson Do?," "Screwed: The Undeclared War (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

S&P Blames Republicans, Mainstream Media Fails to Report It

Globalization Is Killing The Globe: Return to Local Economies

The Great Tax Con Job

The Truth about the Trust Fund-- Destroying Social Security to Destroy the Two Party System

The Deciding Moment: The Theft of Human Right

Healthcare: First They Came for the Banksters