17 July 2013

There's one sequester cut Marco Rubio is sad about, and it's not Meals on Wheels or Head Start 15JUL13

sen marco rubio r FL is an evil person. He is a repiglican / tea-bagger manipulator and deceiver who serves his corporate masters, especially those of the military-industrial complex. He feigns concern for those in our military while not having served at all, but his concern doesn't include providing the necessary provisions and care for those in active duty or our Vets. He is concerned with maintaining our nation as a warstate to guarantee increasing the profit margins of the military-industrial complex. Here is his latest propaganda campaign aimed at the patriotism of Americans gullible enough, voluntarily ignorant enough to believe him. Hey sen rubio, can you manipulate and deceive people and still be the person of faith you claim to be? I'm just sayin... From Daily Kos and Roll Call....

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Florida
  • Residence: West Miami
  • Born: May 28, 1971; Miami, Fla.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Jeanette Rubio; four children
  • Education: Tarkio College, attended 1989-90; Santa Fe Community College, attended 1990-91; U. of Florida, B.S. 1993 (political science); U. of Miami, J.D. 1996
  • Military Service: None
  • There's one sequester cut Marco Rubio is sad about, and it's not Meals on Wheels or Head Start 
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) addresses the final session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Sen. Marco Rubio
Florida Republican Boy Wonder Marco Rubio is very upset about sequestration. His reason, as conveyed in an op-ed, seems to boil down to two words: Blue Angels.
For President Obama to continue the charade of making things like the Blue Angels the culprits of our debt and, therefore, the first thing on the chopping block when government must slim down is an insult to the American people.
The Blue Angels are relatively cheap! The savings could have been found elsewhere to preserve Americans' right to see military planes flying demonstrations! Why, why, why?
Oh, Rubio has room for a passing mention of some of sequestration's other inconveniences:
President Obama’s administration should be ashamed for trying to convince the American people that our only choices when it comes to dealing with the debt are either to leave government as big and bloated as it is, or accept a new reality where our people have to endure longer lines at the airport, endless flight delays, the loss of safety net medical assistance, the denial of education services, and many other inconveniences and negative effects to people’s day-to-day lives.
Umm, whut? As Rubio points out, he did vote against the Budget Control Act that produced the sequester. His reasoning was basically this: Slash Medicare, not the military budget, and OMG, what if this leads to tax increases? Well, we got sequestration rather than tax increases on the wealthy and corporations because Rubio's party wanted it that way. And now he's whining that President Obama is posing some kind of false choice between big government and flight delays, as if magical budget fairies are going to sneeze out the services people expect, want, and need from the government without it costing anything or requiring revenue.
Sequester effects that Rubio doesn't have room to mention: cuts to unemployment insurance checks, domestic violence programs, Meals on Wheels, national parks. Rubio doesn't spare a word for all the federal workers who are losing big chunks of their pay to furloughs. He spends more words on flight delays that Congress already acted to prevent than he does on Head Start cuts (if that's even one of the things he means by "education services") that are leaving low-income kids without preschool, teachers without jobs, and parents having to scramble to find child care if they're going to be able to keep their jobs or look for work. "The loss of safety net medical assistance," meanwhile, is a nicely bloodless way to describe cuts to cancer treatment for Medicare patients.
The Blue Angels, though? Rubio has room for six full paragraphs about them.