Do you ever get the feeling that Tea Party Republicans see the phrase “Ignorance Is Bliss” as a Mission Statement?


This is a very important message from America For Purchase

s_DNC_REPUBLICAN_PARTY_TEA_PARTY_large.jpg2010 Republicans Plan to Wipe Out American Families
Posted on October 17th, 2010 by iwaller

This is an article that I think should be made viral to all Americans so they know just exactly what their vote will get them if they vote republican or tea party! -Mem

If American families want to continue to see health care costs rise, jobs continue to be shipped and sold overseas, massive increases in dept to pay for tax cuts for the rich, the minimum wage cut, exorbitant pork spending, out of control prescription drugs increased, more war and death of American soldiers, the loss of jobs of teachers, firefighters, police; Wall Street Banks running the country, cutting Medicare benefits and eliminating or privatizing Social Security all one has to do is vote for the new crop of extremists Republicans in 2010.  (See their plans for your family below)

These are the issues Republicans and their Tea Party support, en masse, and are well documented.

Republican tan man John Boehner’s top priority is passing unpaid for tax cuts for the wealthy that will add nearly $700 billion to the deficit.  Make no mistake, the Republican agenda is to continue debt-financed tax cuts for the wealthy and tax breaks for companies who ship American jobs overseas.The fact is if a person makes $350,000 a year, they make approximately $958 a day.  The new tax burden of $900 will cost them approximately $2 a day.
Americans are paying fewer taxes today than 50 years ago, but Republicans are not focused on families, they want to continue to cut taxes for Corporate America who ship U.S. Jobs overseas, cut the tax rate on the rich and pass their tax burden onto Middle America.  Their ultimate agenda is to decrease benefits for families and continue to widen the income gap so families will become a new peasant class serving at the pleasure of Wall Street and the Republican Party.

Not one 2012 political television ad sponsored by Republicans and their U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliate, focus on what they will do for the American family, not one!  They are focused on lying about opposing politicians in an effort to do they only thing they are good at, scaring uneducated voters. 

The Republican plan on health care is to replace the Affordable Care Act with provisions from the Affordable Care Act. “The Pledge to America should have been called the Scam on America because it does nothing to help Americans,” writes the Examiner’s Maryann Tobin, “unless of course they are CEOs of big oil companies, drug companies, or Wall Street bankers.” Republicans stand firmly with health insurance companies.  Rolling back Health Care Reform means parents will no longer be able to have their children on their health care plan up to age 26; seniors will see the ‘donut hole’ reinstated, insurance companies will be able to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions, limits on coverage and caps will be reinstituted along with many more anti-family provisions.

The premiums that employees pay for employer-sponsored family coverage increased an average of 13.7 percent this year according to the survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust.   Since 2005, employees’ premium payments have gone up 47 percent while overall premiums have risen 27 percent, all increases Republicans support.

In California alone, more than 1 million Californians will see increases this year in rising health insurance costs.  Aetna raised their health insurance rates 19% and Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California and Health Net increased their premiums by 29%. Other states in the U.S. are seeing massive increases as well.  Yes this is appalling, but Republicans support the increases and rolling back Health Care Reform.

More “than 50 million people were uninsured last year, almost one in six U.S. residents, the Census Bureau reported.” That marks a “record rise in the number of people without health insurance.” The Wonk Room’s Igor Volsky has more.  Under the Republican agenda, this number will continue to rise.

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States totaled more than $234.1 billion in 2008, more than double the amount spent in 1999, they found.  This is exactly what Republicans want.
Then there is Republican Mike Huckabee who does NOT want Americans with preexisting conditions to be covered by health insurance saying “People with pre-existing conditions,  are like houses that have already burned down.”

As William Rivers Pitt, with t r u t h o u t explains:  
“According to the American Heart Association, more than 81,000,000 Americans suffer from one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 11,000,000 people in America currently suffer from some form of cancer. According to the American Diabetes Association, 23.6 million Americans currently suffer from diabetes, and the Center for Disease Control has estimated as many as half of all Americans will suffer from the disease by the year 2050, thanks to our deplorable dietary habits. According to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, between 50,000 and 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease are diagnosed in America each year. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, some 400,000 Americans currently suffer from MS.”

Look at some of the Republican promises for American families:

FACT: Boehner Has Led The Fight to Protect Tax Breaks for Companies Who Ship American Jobs Overseas. Boehner led near unanimous Republican opposition to legislation that paid for protecting the jobs of police, firefighters, and teachers through closing tax loopholes that encourage companies to move American jobs overseas. [HR 1586, #518, 8/10/10]

FACT: Boehner and Republicans Opposed Legislation to End Tax Breaks for Companies Who Ship American Jobs Overseas. In May, Republicans opposed The American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act, legislation that would prevent corporations from using current U.S. foreign tax credit rules to subsidize their foreign activities. [HR 4213, #324, 5/28/10].

FACT: Boehner and Republicans Opposed Small Business Relief Paid For By Closing Outsourcing Tax Breaks. In July, Republicans opposed legislation that would have reduced paperwork and reporting requirements for small businesses and been paid for by ending tax breaks that encourage companies to move American jobs overseas. [HR 5982, #514, 7/30/10; The Hill, 7/30/10]

FACT:  Boehner-Ryan Plan Cuts Medicare by 76%, Forces Seniors to Buy Coverage from Private Insurance. Under the Republican plan for Medicare, “By 2080, Medicare would be cut 76 percent below its projected size under current policies, according to CBO. In other words, by 2080, the vouchers that would replace Medicare would receive one-quarter of the resources that Medicare would otherwise use.” [Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 7/7/10]
In 2009, Boehner led 137 House Republicans who voted for a plan “that would eventually end the Medicare program as it is presently known,” according to the Associated Press. The Republican plan would dismantle Medicare, turning it into a voucher program and forcing seniors to buy insurance on their own from private insurance companies. [Roll Call Vote #191, 4/2/09; Associated Press, 4/2/09]

FACT: Under Republican Control, Deficits Skyrocketed and Debt Increased by $3 Trillion.  Under the failed economic policies of President George W. Bush and Congressional Republicans, the national debt increased by $3 trillion. [Treasury Direct Daily History of Debt]

FACT: Republican Whip Eric Cantor Said Republicans Will Allow Their Earmark Ban to Expire After the Election, Despite Top Budget Committee Republican Saying Earmarks Increase Taxes. According to a report in Politico yesterday, “Cantor also signaled that earmarks may come back, after a one-year hiatus in which House Republicans set a moratorium on all earmark requests.” The top Republican on the Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan has criticized earmarks, saying they eventually increase the burden on taxpayers. [Politico, 8/23/10; Paul Ryan Op-Ed, 3/3/09]

Political Correction and Media Matters aptly points out the real pledge of 2010 Republican Tea Party candidates for families:

1. Eliminate unemployment benefits - Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [ABC News, 7/19/10]

. Cut unemployment benefits - Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Las Vegas Sun, 6/30/10]

3. Eliminate the minimum wage –
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann, incumbent GOP candidate (MN-6) [MN State Legislature, 1/26/05]
  • Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [ABC News, 10/4/10]
  • John Raese, GOP candidate (WV-Sen.) [Charleston Daily Mail, 9/15/10]
 4. Eliminate or privatize Social Security –
  • Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [, Open Letter to Seniors]
  • Ken Buck, GOP candidate (CO-Sen.) [Denver Post, 8/14/10] 
  • Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [ABC News, 7/19/10]
  • Rep. Paul Ryan, incumbent GOP candidate (WI-01) [Politico, 9/30/10]
  • Ron Johnson, GOP candidate (WI-Sen.) [CNN, 9/22/10]
  • Rick Crawford, GOP candidate (AR-01) [Laura Ingraham, 9/15/09]
  • Marco Rubio, GOP candidate (FL-Sen.) [Laura Ingraham, 9/15/09]
  • Sen. Jim DeMint, incumbent GOP candidate (SC-Sen.) [Laura Ingraham, 9/15/09]
5. Eliminate or overhaul Medicare –
  • Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [CBS News, 8/29/10]
  • Ron Johnson, GOP candidate (WI-Sen.) [CNN, 9/22/10]
6. Eliminate health insurance coverage for paid maternity leaveSharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 9/22/10]

7. Eliminate health insurance coverage for autism and other disabilitiesSharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 9/22/10]

8. Oppose gay individuals or unmarried women teaching in classroomsSen. Jim DeMint, incumbent GOP candidate (SC-Sen.) [Go Upstate, 10/1/10]

9. Oppose households with two working parentsSharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 6/9/10]

10. Send inner city children to public boarding schoolsCarl Paladino, GOP candidate (NY-Gov.) [Albany Times-Union, 10/11/10]

11. Eliminate federal regulation of education and schools -
  • Ken Buck, GOP candidate (CO-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 8/11/10]
  • Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [Interview with John King, 9/20/10]
  • Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [McClatchy, 9/21/10]
12. Eliminate the Department of Education -
  • Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Reno News & Review, 9/9/10]
  • Mike Lee, GOP candidate (UT-Sen.) [, News]
  • Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/4/10]
  • Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [McClatchy, 9/21/10]
13. Eliminate federal student loans
  • Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [Anchorage Daily News, 9/24/10]
  • Christine O’Donnell, GOP candidate (DE-Sen.) [The Chronicle, 9/29/10]
14. Eliminate corporate income taxesJim DeMint, incumbent GOP candidate (SC-Sen.) [Demint.Senate.Gov, Key Issues-Economic Growth]

15. Abolish the tax codeSharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Las Vegas Sun, 4/28/10]

16. Abolish the IRSPat Toomey, GOP candidate (PA-Sen.) [Library of Congress, H.R.25]

17. Enact a national sales taxMike Lee, GOP candidate (UT-Sen.) [, Issues]  
Pat Toomey, GOP candidate (PA-Sen.) [Library of Congress, H.R.25]

18. Eliminate the Department of EnergySharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [New York Times, 5/26/10]

19. Eliminate or scale back the Environmental Protection Agency –
  • Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [Nevada News & Views, 3/22/10]
  • Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 8/16/10]
20. Defund certain components of the Environmental Protection AgencyJoe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [ABC News, 10/4/10]

21. Eliminate subsidies for the development of clean energyRand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Rand Paul, Issues-Energy Innovation]

22. Eliminate the Department of the InteriorSteve Stivers, GOP candidate (OH-15) [912 Project, Federal Candidate Questionnaire]

23. Convert prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients who could obtain state employment and take classes in personal hygieneCarl Paladino, GOP Candidate (NY-Gov.) [Huffington Post, 8/22/10]

24. Oppose the enforcement of federal regulations included in the Civil Rights ActRand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Washington Post, 5/21/10]

25. Oppose the enforcement of federal regulations included the Americans with Disabilities ActRand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [National Public Radio, 5/19/10]

26. Oppose the enforcement of federal regulations included the Federal Fair Housing ActRand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Wall Street Journal, 5/24/10]

27. Give law enforcement the power to arrest and detain anyone they suspect to be an illegal citizenDan Maes, GOP candidate (CO-Gov.) [, Issues

28. Ensure that no children are brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is acceptable - Carl Paladino, GOP candidate (NY-Gov.) [CBS News, 10/11/10]

29. Withdraw from the United NationsSharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [New York Times, 5/26/10]

30. Reduce all foreign aid and funding to the United Nations and International Monetary FundJoe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [, 7/8/10]

31. End diplomatic ties with China due to its “carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America.”
Christine O’Donnell, GOP candidate (DE-Sen.) [Delaware Online, 10/10/10]

32. Oppose laws to aid victims of child sexual abuseRon Johnson, GOP candidate (WI-Sen.) [National Association of Social Workers, Testimony]

33. Eliminate hate crime laws - Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [, 7/13/10]

34. Ban abortion, including in cases of rape or incest –
  • Sharron Angle, GOP candidate (NV-Sen.) [MSNBC, 7/8/10]
  • Ken Buck, GOP candidate (CO-Sen.) [Washington Post, 8/3/10]
  • Joe Miller, GOP candidate (AK-Sen.) [Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 8/20/10]
  • Christine O’Donnell, GOP candidate (DE-Sen.) [Delaware Online, 9/11/10]
  • Carl Paladino, GOP Candidate (NY-Gov.) [Politico, 9/15/10]
  • Rand Paul, GOP candidate (KY-Sen.) [Kentucky Right to Life Association, 2/10/10]
63 House candidates endorsed by RNC for Life [Huffington Post, 9/22/10]

35. Repeal the direct election of Senators by the people as established by the 17th Amendment that established -
36. Repeal birthright citizenship as established by the 14th Amendment –
  • Ken Buck, GOP candidate (CO-Sen.) [Huffington Post, 8/11/10]
  • Mike Lee, GOP candidate (UT-Sen.) [Mike Lee 2010, Issues
37. Threaten to shut down the government –
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, incumbent GOP candidate (GA-3) [via Think Progress, 9/10/10]
Rep. Steve King, incumbent GOP candidate (IA-5) [Roll Call, 9/20/10]

WHEW!  This is what Middle Americans have to look forward to, a Republicans Party wiping out American families and the American dream.  Republicans have proven their disdain for our families, for the sick, for students and children and this new ‘batch’ of GOP extremists will have a disastrous impact on our families.  Notice the only ones Republicans will not leave out to dry are Corporate Special Interests, Wall Street Banks and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.  Every plan they have is to attack and ruin the American family!

Americans who have lost a job or had your job shipped overseas, lost a house, lost an investment, lost your health care or lost a loved one in a war based on lies, THANK A REPUBLICAN!

Vote Democrat in 2010, vote for your family, your children, your health and your economic future.

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