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(Mother Jones)   The hungry leopard has begun to lick its chops   (motherjones.com) divider line
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2019-03-11 01:14:42 PM  
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2019-03-11 01:16:01 PM  
Of course he does.  The only question I have for him is "what is medicare".  I would love to see his definition.
 
2019-03-11 01:17:31 PM  
Is he expanding ACA coverage?
 
2019-03-11 01:17:47 PM  
If normal people didn't have to suffer right along with them, I'd heartily enjoy watching the leopard eat the MAGAts faces, as it is, I can only mildly enjoy it.
 
2019-03-11 01:18:10 PM  
Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.
 
2019-03-11 01:20:08 PM  
Make America Dead Faster
 
2019-03-11 01:20:12 PM  

bloobeary: Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.


It'll be "shrinking government to make it more efficient" or some such bullshiattery.
 
2019-03-11 01:23:38 PM  

SurfaceTension: bloobeary: Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.

It'll be "shrinking government to make it more efficient" or some such bullshiattery.


"Thanks to the massive tax cuts for the wealthy, your health care is no longer sustainable.  So sorry!"
 
2019-03-11 01:25:46 PM  
Good.

Along with the repub's "Socialism is evil!" mantra, the democrats should be able to win on a "Republican's want to kill Medicare" platform.
 
2019-03-11 01:26:19 PM  

bloobeary: Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.


All I know is that Medicare is a thing and our elderly are weak and brittle and suffering from the deteriorating effects of old age.

think it naturally follows that eliminating Medicare will return our senior citizens to full fitness, much in the way that killing the head vampire will reverse the spell on everyone that has been bitten.
 
2019-03-11 01:27:07 PM  

bloobeary: Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.


Lemme try...

The cuts don't go far enough.  $RandomWingnut says that there is about 20% waste in Medicare - cutting by 10% still means that they can do everything that they do now, and still have half of their wasted money left over.
 
2019-03-11 01:28:53 PM  

EatHam: bloobeary: Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.

Lemme try...

The cuts don't go far enough.  $RandomWingnut says that there is about 20% waste in Medicare - cutting by 10% still means that they can do everything that they do now, and still have half of their wasted money left over.


Ooooo... Your'e good.
 
2019-03-11 01:29:11 PM  
You make flowers angry, subby.
 
2019-03-11 01:30:35 PM  
Medicare is a huge socialist program and combined with social security are socialism for the elderly that profess to hate socialism. Republicans being self hating and prone to self harm is a given.
 
2019-03-11 01:34:21 PM  
That's NOT happening, plus we paid for it.

This all started when Faux St Ronnie ET AL, made the word tax into a 4 letter word.  MY dear late Dad, said Ronnie and the GOP made greed respectable. How True.
 
2019-03-11 01:36:39 PM  
MOAR MONEY FOR WALL.

IMMYGANTS BAD

/Sarah's derp today if asked
 
2019-03-11 01:39:48 PM  
Ten percent cut.
Yes, yes.  Let your greed rule.  Let it all out.  Bedeck it in jewels and gilt that would make a hypothetical wedding between Liberache and 70's Elton John look on in admiration.
Put it on full display.

Ignore the people getting out spoons and discussing grey goo.  It is for the poors, after all.
 
2019-03-11 01:44:24 PM  
Hey, we gotta make up for that tax cut somehow.
This was the plan all along, ruin the budget then gut entitlements to subsidize the rich.
What a country.
 
2019-03-11 01:45:01 PM  
It's really an absolute waste of time to note that Trump has reached the bottom because he will just pick up a pick and shovel and resume digging.
 
2019-03-11 01:54:19 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Hey, we gotta make up for that tax cut somehow.
This was the plan all along, ruin the budget then gut entitlements to subsidize the rich.
What a country.


What do you mean?  We have to get busy increasing the tax cuts for the one percent while squeezing all those programs for the paupers.  American industry can hardly get more filthy wealthy by selling stuff to the newly poor.  Our sacred mission is to increase opportunities for the only demographic that matters - the 0.01% - to spend money on.
 
2019-03-11 01:56:02 PM  

bloobeary: Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.


They are all on Medicare
 
2019-03-11 02:06:06 PM  
At this rate MAGAs will be demanding death panels too
 
2019-03-11 02:07:38 PM  
There has been a lot of talk about deficits lately what  with the Tax Scam really kicking in. Makes perfect sense to go after some of those entitlements that are paid for and don't impact the deficit. If the rubes fall for that then stick em with another "tax cut".
 
2019-03-11 02:09:23 PM  
FIX OLD

NO NEW
 
2019-03-11 02:09:37 PM  
This was supposed to be impossible to happen:
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2019-03-11 02:10:40 PM  
The Terminator - Fuck you asshole
Youtube AuUqpZgHiEE
 
2019-03-11 02:10:56 PM  
Well grandma and grandpa, it was nice knowing you.
 
2019-03-11 02:11:02 PM  
Wait for it, he'll start bragging about how he found money for the wall.
 
2019-03-11 02:12:16 PM  

sdd2000: Well grandma and grandpa, it was nice knowing you.


For the next 10 years? More like "Well, mom and dad, it was nice knowing you"

/my dad's 71 now
//mom would have been 64
///s
 
2019-03-11 02:12:19 PM  
George Carlin called this.
 
2019-03-11 02:13:36 PM  
The House will never pass a budget that cuts Medicare.  Not even worth the thought exercise
 
2019-03-11 02:14:27 PM  

Another Government Employee: George Carlin called this.


No disrespect to the great Carlin, but anyone with two brain cells could have called this.
 
2019-03-11 02:15:08 PM  

Another Government Employee: George Carlin called this.


As long as it's not some stupid BSAB shiat that both parties are farking you.

Because if that's where you're going, no he didn't..
 
2019-03-11 02:15:23 PM  
That's for Medicare.

Now for Medicaid:

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The cruelty is the point.
 
2019-03-11 02:15:26 PM  
All  Trump knows is that Democrats are talking about "Medicare for All."  Which means they want to expand the program.  Which means he wants to cut it.

He's a farkin' moron.
 
2019-03-11 02:15:27 PM  

bloobeary: Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.


That aspect will get little or no mention in mainstream media. 

The Hearst Family is just as bad as Fox.
 
2019-03-11 02:15:27 PM  
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2019-03-11 02:15:34 PM  
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2019-03-11 02:15:59 PM  
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2019-03-11 02:16:06 PM  

bloobeary: Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.


They'll tell them this is the new chart to see if you qualify for Medicare:

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2019-03-11 02:16:21 PM  
This is really going to upset my FIL who is on Medicare. He'll never vote for trump again, daggummit, until he's faced with the possibility of having to choose between a treasonous, Medicare-killing, orange moron and a bland democrat who thinks fighting climate change should be a thing. Then he will definitely vote for trump again, because what would you have him do?
 
2019-03-11 02:16:30 PM  
This came out of Ryan's rancid piehole before he got shown the door.

/HE SAID HE WAS GONNA
 
2019-03-11 02:16:33 PM  

EatHam: bloobeary: Can't wait to see how the right wing noisemachine tries to spin this for Dumpy's angry old fanbase.

Lemme try...

The cuts don't go far enough.  $RandomWingnut says that there is about 20% waste in Medicare - cutting by 10% still means that they can do everything that they do now, and still have half of their wasted money left over.


fun fact 1: i am eating ham right. now.
fun fact 2: you have a bright future as a right wing spin doctor
 
2019-03-11 02:16:37 PM  

growinthings: This all started when Faux St Ronnie ET AL, made the word tax into a 4 letter word.


Eh, it's not like everyone loved taxes before that. The anti-Federalists, for example, hued and cried over Congress' unlimited power to tax as being basically the same as the King (who taxed the colonies at a usurous 3%, to pay for the colonies' defense).

Hamilton's defense of that power - if Congress can't tax whatever the hell they want, the power of taxation is functionally useless - is instructive, but try telling that to the TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY crowd.

// same as it ever was
 
2019-03-11 02:17:41 PM  

bhcompy: The House will never pass a budget that cuts Medicare.  Not even worth the thought exercise


If they're smart, they'll have a nice long debate on it, where every Democratic member says NO YOU WILL NOT CUT MEDICARE and positively dare the GOP to stay silent. "They're not saying anything. Why? Because they know what will happen when you hear them say they support cutting Medicare."

Which means they get three options.

"Of course we don't support cutting Medicare" ORLY?
"Of course we support cutting Medicare" (Ad writes itself)
Saying nothing, and have the Dems hammering them with "When Trump came to take your Medicare, Joe Republican stood there and did nothing. Nothing at all. "
 
2019-03-11 02:17:59 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

MotherJones: Donald Trump just made it official: He wants to cut Medicare by 10% https://t.co/8SXBOx8mya


Dems need to broadcast this repeatedly, hourly, to all red states and red districts.

This should go over well...
 
2019-03-11 02:18:08 PM  
Bold move considering he might be relying on it after nobody will loan his broke ass money anymore.
 
2019-03-11 02:18:17 PM  
Probably just cutting the funds that currently go to death panels and abortions.
 
2019-03-11 02:18:25 PM  
Maybe now we can finally have a decent military.
 
2019-03-11 02:19:10 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: That's for Medicare.

Now for Medicaid:

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The cruelty is the point.


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I am constantly baffled as to how people can support this. Self-harm, cutting their noses off to spite their faces. It just... befuddles me.
 
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