Leading Inside-the-Beltway Liberal Finally Gets Mad

July 25, 2011
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Bob Greenstein, executive director of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, is a mild-mannered man. He almost always finds the silver lining in any situation as he and his organization wage a tireless campaign to save programs for the poor and lower classes. But a few minutes ago, he sent out a press release that blasted Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan in terms rarely heard in the nation’s capital, true as they may be. Here’s his first few paragraphs:

“House Speaker John Boehner’s new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in Social Security and Medicare benefits for current retirees, the repeal of health reform’s coverage expansions, or wholesale evisceration of basic assistance programs for vulnerable Americans.

“The plan is, thus, tantamount to a form of  ‘class warfare.’ If enacted, it could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern U.S. history.

“This may sound hyperbolic, but it is not. The mathematics are inexorable.”

You can read the rest of his analysis here.

 

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