2 Years Ago we were told of this bold new powerful grass roots Tea Party Movement - how through it the American People &trade had spoken and we need to listen.
Anyone hear them now?
But the truth is that something else entirely is going on - the Tea Party is fading away , and in it's replace are Unions and Seniors who are getting mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore From the GOP!.
We've seen it where Palin and her Merry Band of sycophants were outnumbered and outshouted in Wisconsin.
Announcer: if she (Palin) wasn't on the big screen, I wouldn't even know what she was saying
And we've seen it increasingly at Town Halls as more and more Republicans who voted for the Ryan Reverse Robin Hood Budget get an earful from their constituents.
People seem to realize that Ryan's Budget gives away $Trillions to the Rich, increases the Deficit and makes those looking to retire in ten years pay far more out of pocket for less care than those who are retired now.
As the CBO shows in this chart.
This chart indicates that the CBO believes that in the year 2030 the out of pocket costs for seniors under Ryan's plan Will be Greater or Nearly Equal to what the ENTIRE COST OF MEDICARE coverage would be for them, if we just left things the way the are now with Health Reform in place (Baseline) or the Alternative Scenario (Where Health Reform is largely repealed and the Bush Tax Cuts are permanently extended).
All of this begs the question: Why isn't the Progressive Budget, the one that reaches balances faster than either the Ryan Plan or the President's Plan by investing in education, building our jobs base and cutting tax breaks for people who clearly don't need them on the table?
The People's Budget Does The Following:
The CPC proposal:
• Eliminates the deficits and creates a surplus by 2021
• Puts America back to work with a “Make it in America” jobs program
• Protects the social safety net
• Ends the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
• Is FAIR (Fixing America’s Inequality Responsibly)
What the proposal accomplishes:
• Primary budget balance by 2014.
• Budget surplus by 2021.
• Reduces public debt as a share of GDP to 64.1% by 2021, down 16.5 percentage points from
a baseline fully adjusted for both the doc fix and the AMT patch.
• Reduces deficits by $5.6 trillion over 2012-21, relative to this adjusted baseline.
• Outlays equal to 22.2% of GDP and revenue equal 22.3% of GDP by 2021.
And it does this 20 years faster than the Ryan Budget which isn't slated to reach balance and begin to reduce the debt until 2040, while privatizing Medicare, raising it's eligibility age to 67 and significantly cutting Medicaid out of existence while shifting all the additional costs onto Seniors and States while the Health Care industry pockets the profits without any checks or limits.
Looks to me Ant-Tea Movement seems to be gathering Steam, but it's not at Full Speed, not yet.