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GOP a disgrace to democracy

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GOP a disgrace to democracy

With the March 1 deadline for sequestration approaching, John Boehner and his Tea Party supporters adjourned for a 10 day vacation. Don't worry about high unemployment or the slipping economy. Just go home and blame it all on President Obama.

Republicans refuse to act on anything Obama proposes. Block his cabinet nominees, ignore proposals on creating jobs, let infrastructure deteriorate further (25th in the world), forget about improving the electric grid (33rd in the world), delay immigration reform, cut education and R&D funding, object to limits on assault weapons and, of course, refuse to close tax loopholes for the rich and giant corporations.

While the economy is going into a tail spin, GOP conservatives are expending their energy refusing equal pay for women, defunding planned-parenthood and attempting to repeal Obamacare (33 times so far). That's an example of priorities only Rush Limbaugh and Fox News can support.

Next, we'll hear the Republicans want to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to make up for the massive debt caused by Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and 3 tax breaks for the rich prior to Obama's first term. The GOP wants middle-class Americans, who suffered through Bush's Great Recession and, then, watched Wall Street fat cats make huge bonuses again (without a prosecution for fraud), to cough-up our lungs while they set on the hands.

Boehner and the GOP are a disgrace to democracy.

Tom Minnerick


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