How about this for a great plan to reduce the deficit everyone is talking about: First, cut taxes, once again, for the very wealthy; we all know the bankers and Wall Street types are having a tough time making ends meet. Then, what we do is eliminate Medicare and instead give coupons to the elderly to pay for a small portion of their medical bills. Next, we cut food stamps by 127 billion dollars, because the poor are simply eating too much. We can’t let the 18 year olds simply trot off to college, so we cut the Pell Grants for all 9 milion students who usually receive them and hope that somehow college students will find a way to pay the total cost of their college education. Moreover, for the very young we will eliminate 100,000 low-income children from Head Start, so they can enjoy their home life.
Well, to all those who voted Republican last year, be sure to call your Republican legislators and thank them for their budget gift to the American people.
Editor’s note: Ed McGuire was elected Chairman of the Union County Democratic Party April 16.