Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Horrible, horrible man

I refer, of course, to John Boehner. First this:

It is off the table. Everything else is on the table.

- John Boehner, Republican Speaker of the House, referring to tax increases as a way of dealing with U.S. debt; he has spoken of the need for "trillions, not just billions" worth of spending cuts

Now take a look here:

[Monday], John Boehner outlined his list of demands for raising the debt ceiling, saying that unless the Obama administration and Senate Democrats accept trillions of dollars in Republican spending cuts, the House GOP would not increase the federal debt limit, even if that leads government default, a collapse of global financial markets, and another severe recession.

[Tuesday], the White House
compared his proposal to economic terrorism...

Now here's a little context:

Financial: The U.S. is spending more than $100 billion per year in Afghanistan
Human: 1,570 Americans killed, more than 10,000 wounded
More than 10,000 civilian Afghan deaths, 3,000 in 2010 alone

The above statistics are from an email sent out by Sojourners.

Solution: End these wars! It's preposterous that we choose to cut social services while maintaining expensive, unnecessary wars. Also morally reprehensible.

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