underlankers (underlankers) wrote in talk_politics,
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Compassionate conservatism at its finest:

In my opinion this is what the real face of "fiscal conservatism" is and very little I've seen of the behavior of the Republican Party over the last few years would convince me otherwise. From arguing that crimes deemed worthy of capital punishment in post-WWII war crimes trials are not crimes, to declaring themselves with a straight face committed simultaneously to balancing budgets, hoodoo economics, and fighting two wars, to defending grossly unconstitutional policies that render Separation of Powers meaningless, to arguing not only contrary to all fact that people like Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were Marxist-Leninists and simultaneously that UHC is equal to the Gulag, and of course that God loves bullying gay teenagers there is this, of which I shall provide both the link and an excerpt.

I must say that if this is what God is telling these people to do, they must be worshiping Tetzcatlipoca instead of the Christian God who specified concern for the least of these and that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/10/nyregion/10health.html?_r=2&nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua2

Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers

WASHINGTON — Republican senators blocked Democratic legislation on Thursday that sought to provide medical care to rescue workers and residents of New York City who became ill as a result of breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke from ground zero.

The 9/11 health bill, a version of which was approved by the House of Representatives in September, is among a handful of initiatives that Senate Democrats had been hoping to approve this year before the close of the 111th Congress. Supporters believe this is their last real opportunity to have the bill passed.

The Senate action created huge uncertainty over the future of the bill. Its proponents were working on Thursday to have the legislation inserted into a large tax-cut bill that Republicans and Democrats are trying to pass before Congress ends it current session later this month.

But whether that happens is in part up to Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader. The bill’s backers are counting on Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, a top Reid deputy and a supporter of the bill, to persuade Mr. Reid to go along with that idea.

Such a move might complicate passage of the tax package, which includes another provision that Democrats, including President Obama, sought in return for supporting tax cuts Republicans wanted: an extension of unemployment benefits for jobless Americans
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And one more thing-so much for all that garbage about how 9/11's site is a sacred ground to be cared for as a new religious place of pilgrimage. Claim that with a straight face and then refuse to pay health aid for the surviving workers. How positively......compassionately conservative.
Tags: 9-11, gop, legislation
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