ncpssm:

Right-wing media is trying, though. Rush Limbaugh and others have tried the Dick Cheney refrain that “deficits don’t matter.” But Laura Ingraham tried to appear “balanced” against Trump on Monday night by chiding him for the deficit with guest Lindsey Graham.

“What is going on with this budget bill?” asked Ingraham, “You know, I had to hit the president on this.” “It’s okay,” said Lindsey.

Graham then insisted that the Pentagon was destroyed under Obama and that Trump has had to rebuild it. And then he says the quiet parts out loud:

“We’ve gotta fix entitlements. We’re in debt because we made promises we can’t keep to Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.”

via Crooks and Liars.

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Republicans have asked for years to balance the budget on the backs of seniors.

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workingclasshistory:

On this day, 28 July 1932, the US government sent in the army to attack World War I veterans and their families with tanks, fixed bayonets, teargas and sabres, killing three, when vets marched demanding wartime bonuses they were promised. The bonus payments were due to be paid in 1945 but when the great depression hit, leaving many veterans destitute, they decided to demand earlier payments. Up to 25,000 vets, black and white, formed a “Bonus Army” and set up camp in Washington DC. Major Patton, whose life had been saved by one of the protesters, advised his troops to stab protesters with bayonets, and kill a large number of veterans as “an object lesson”. General MacArthur and Dwight Eisenhower were the other officers in charge of the operation which killed two veterans and an 11-week-old baby, partially blinded an 8-year-old boy and injured a thousand others.
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dothedansemacabre:

HB481, GEORGIA, USA

I’ve read every word of HB481 and the codes associated with it. If you have a uterus in the state of Georgia, here is what you should know:

STARTING JANUARY 1, 2020,

1. Anyone with a uterus that is 6 weeks pregnant ( 2 weeks late ) with an embryo that has a detectable heartbeat will be forced to carry it to full-term.

2. An embryo with a detectable heartbeat, as early as 6 weeks, will be considered a “natural person”.

3. An embryo with a heartbeat, as early as 6 weeks, will be eligible for population based determinants and will qualify as dependent minors on income tax forms.

4. Leaving the state to get an abortion elsewhere will cause you to be liable to a charge of Conspiracy to Murder, punishment could be from 1 to 15 years in prison.

5. Abortion will be considered equal to the homicide of a child which is charged as Second-Degree Murder, punishable by a sentence of up to 30 years in prison or by capital punishment.

6. “Spontaneous Abortion” includes miscarriages and stillbirths. Investigations will follow.

7. If you are able to get an abortion, then a district attorney of the judicial circuit of your residence will be given access to all of your health records.

8. The “father” / fertilizer will be liable for medical and pregnancy payment needs for the mother. Mandatory child support payments will begin at birth.

9. The only way to obtain an abortion in Georgia legally is if a licensed medical physician determines that you are

* at life-threatening medical risk

* mentally and emotionally well

* within 20 weeks / 5 months of pregnancy

••••

*Does not include ectopic pregnancies

**DOES include any pregnancy caused by incest or rape, unless a police report is filed by the time gestation reaches between 13-20 weeks / 3-5 months.

***No exceptions for minors.

Republic of Gilead