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  •  GOP still ambitiously dreams of repealing New Deal (2+ / 0-)
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    reginahny, tardis10

    ...let alone Obamacare.  Paul Ryan exemplifies the hard-core conservative ambition to incrementally demolish the New Deal right back to its foundations via what amounts to a repeal-and-replace strategy, where the replacements are nothing more than glorified private pension plans and private (sans Obamacare enhancements) health insurance in place of medicare.  The demolition of the New Deal infrastructure is to be accomplished by transitioning the residue of these programs into means-tested aka welfare programs, which they plan to scale down over time into something more like the eligible pool for the food-stamp program, which they can then attack as being infested with young bucks driving cadillacs to the supermarket to purchase T-bone steaks with gubbmint-provided money.

    •  Republicans can't hurt the New Deal (0+ / 0-)

      They don't have to. A large part of the Democratic Party, including ALL the party leadership, appears very eager to do it for them.

      See the vote on fast-tracking the TTP New Deal killer: Every Democrat in a leadership position voted to ram it down our throat with no discussion whatsoever.

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