Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Get the Picture, Republicans?

* Republicans refuse to take responsibility for the fact that their behavior created the financial disaster our country faces.  When you start two wars, and give tax breaks to people, the money goes out, but nothing comes into the treasury.

Sen. Rob Portman (OH-R) ran into a little turbulence at a recent speech.


Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was shouted down by a large group of demonstrators Tuesday, temporarily preventing him from delivering an address at a "Campaign to Fix the Debt" roundtable in Washington, D.C.

BuzzFeed reports that Portman had prepared a speech about the importance of following Republican-backed plans to reform the tax code in order to bring about a longer-term solution to prevent deficit reduction measures, such as the fiscal cliff, from becoming commonplace. As he stood before the crowd however, four protesters took turns touting the importance of Medicare and Social Security and arguing against steps to slash the programs......

.....The event's host, "The Campaign to Fix the Debt," is a coalition of influential CEOs, politicians and policy makers who are seeking to muster public support for reducing the debt, which they're attempting to do while simultaneously putting Social Security and Medicare cuts at the forefront of deficit reduction negotiations.....

Rob Portman, a multi-millionaire, is no friend of the middle class, women's rights, or  average Americans. Portman was also the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the administration of George W. Bush. We know what happened under his guidance.

>>>>  Some people might wonder how Dick Armey gets $8 million as he leaves the FreedomWorks, a group that is part of the Tea Party.  Read the Washington Post for some information on Armey's haul.