There the Republicans go again | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

There the Republicans go again

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Not content to dismantle single-payer Medicare — the popular, efficient and universal health care plan for the elderly — leading Republicans are trying again to privatize Social Security. This, too, is a way to kill the program over time, the long-term dream of Republicans since it was begun.

The three Arkansas Republican Mousketeers — Tim Griffin, Steve Womack and Rick Crawford — have backed every other poor-person-punishing, rich-person-enriching scheme from the Republican leadership. No reason to think they won't joyously go for a twofer — wrecking both Medicare and Social Security and the compact between the U.S. government and its people that no American need fear utter poverty and ill health in their last years.

PS — Griffin said during the campaign that he opposed privatization of Social Security and that it was Nancy Pelosi, not Republicans, that threatened Social Security and Medicare. I presume I'll get a news release shortly from his office blasting the new Republican legislation to dismantle Social Security. He's already broken his promise to preserve Medicare as we know it.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (34)

Showing 1-34 of 34

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-34 of 34

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Auditor Lea caught not telling the truth

    State Auditor Andrea Lea, who began her tenure in statewide office with a degree of competence unseen in some other Republican counterparts (think Treasurer Dennis Milligan particularly), is becoming more deeply mired in a political scandal.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • Another Republican miracle-working governor

    Great piece in Washington Post on the budget crisis in Louisiana. Big tax cuts and corporate welfare will do that to a state, particularly to a state whose previous governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, refused to join the Obamacare-funded Medicaid expansion. There's a lesson there for Arkansas.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • The long and winding road: No exception yet for 30 Crossing

    The Arkansas highway department's representative on the Metroplan board of directors told the board today that the department is requesting an exception to the planning agency's cap on six lanes for its 30 Crossing project to widen Interstate 30 from six to 10 (and more) lanes.
    • Jun 29, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation