And like the famous “donkey punch” sex maneuver, it is unpleasant for the recipient. Don’t get fooled by this bullshit NYT propaganda piece and the ludicrous claim that the fucking marxist nanny stater’s budget are doing any sort of cuts. It is all smoke and mirrors. This bullshit piece starts off with the ludicrous statement:
WASHINGTON — President Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual budget in an effort to demonstrate his willingness to compromise with Republicans and revive prospects for a long-term deficit-reduction deal, administration officials say.
In a significant shift in fiscal strategy, Mr. Obama on Wednesday will send a budget plan to Capitol Hill that departs from the usual presidential wish list that Republicans typically declare dead on arrival. Instead it will embody the final compromise offer that he made to Speaker John A. Boehner late last year, before Mr. Boehner abandoned negotiations in opposition to the president’s demand for higher taxes from wealthy individuals and some corporations.
I have never seen this many lies and half-truths, packed together, and presented as facts, in a long time.
Let’s look at that claim he is proposing cuts in Social Security and Medicare. The fact is that Social Security & Medicare spending is going to grow under these faux cuts, and the claim is ludicrous and deceptive as usual. From the article:
Several programs, notably Social Security, which the White House said would be “cut” under President Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget which he’s finally unveiling next week would actually grow at close to the currently projected rates, according to experts.
Instead of the “cuts” heralded in headlines today, the president’s budget writers are seizing on a formula that simply tweaks the rate of growth. While it could still significantly reduce the projected 10-year budget deficit, it won’t cut anything from what seniors, veterans, students and others who rely on the programs get.
In fact, one Senate analysis reveals that the Obama “cut” will lower slightly the growth of Social Security benefits over the next 10 years to 5.9 percent from 6.1 percent.
Ditto for reports on the “cuts” to Medicare. The plan is to reduce future payments in the program to doctors and hospitals, though wealthier recipients might see higher premiums.
I am tired of collectivist scumbags raising the growth rate on their pet socio-engineering wealth redistribution schemes, to ridiculous numbers, then rolling them back by a fraction, and having the LSM claim they are cutting spending. It’s not just deceptive; it is disgusting. A 0.2% reduction in projected spending increases amounts to more spending, and more spending of money we don’t have so leftists can buy votes, period! It is all accounting gimmicks, designed to fool low information & attention voters, to pretend that the left actually wants to do anything other than the usual tax & spend wealth redistribution scams they rely on to buy votes.
Just in case you are going to be stupid enough to argue that the progressive’s fiscal policy isn’t centered around creating more government dependency, let me point you at this article on how high the disability rolls have climbed to under Team Blue’s fiscal policy of the last 5 years and this post at Zero-hedge about how bad the real employment statistics are in the US. It’s not accidental that their economic policies are based on creating as many people dependent on government as possible, because those people know whom to vote for, while justifying wealth redistribution through confiscatory taxation, targeted at those people they have a beef with primarily, schemes. It’s the formula for power retention. And it is why nothing they do will ever fix the economic disaster we are in right now. It doesn’t serve their purpose to have a good economy, and when they tell you they want that, they are outright lying. If you can get by the bullshit in this Reuters article that claims the problem is Washington’s austerity, you will find a nugget of truth: the tax hikes the donkeys passed in the last go around, and the additional tax hikes they want now, have caused the slow growth. And what this new budget has plenty off, according to the NYT article above, is more taxation:
Congressional Republicans have dug in against any new tax revenues after higher taxes for the affluent were approved at the start of the year. The administration’s hope is to create cracks in Republicans’ antitax resistance, especially in the Senate, as constituents complain about the across-the-board cuts in military and domestic programs that took effect March 1.
Mr. Obama’s proposed deficit reduction would replace those cuts. And if Republicans continue to resist the president, the White House believes that most Americans will blame them for the fiscal paralysis.
Besides the tax increases that most Republicans continue to oppose, Mr. Obama’s budget will propose a new inflation formula that would have the effect of reducing cost-of-living payments for Social Security benefits, though with financial protections for low-income and very old beneficiaries, administration officials said. The idea, known as chained C.P.I., has infuriated some Democrats and advocacy groups to Mr. Obama’s left, and they have already mobilized in opposition.
As I pointed out, the game for the donkeys isn’t about fixing the economy: it’s about increasing dependency on them and thus their power. And as you can see from the NYT article, the bad people are those that don’t want to allow the productive to be fleeced even harder, and not the crooks robbing Peter to buy Paul’s vote with some wealth redistribution scheme. These leftists do play a mean game though. And they will tell any damned lie they believe the idiots will gobble up. After all, the LSM isn’t going to call them on it. Heck, they carry water for these crooks.
Here are the facts: the new Obama budget cuts nothing and wants to steal even more productive. It is more of the same idiotic shit that have kept this recession going for 5 years now, with no end in sight, packaged as fiscal discipline, and only intended to fool the stupid sheep. This is not going to end well, and it will come as a surprise to so many when it does too. We are so screwed. Fuck I hate collectivists.