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Monday, February 14, 2011

Anything...ANYTHING to try to make Republicans like him
Posted by Jill | 5:02 AM
This is really getting pathological:
President Obama’s budget will propose cutting in half the program that helps low-income families and senior citizens and disabled pay their heating and air conditioning bills, according to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who signed a letter Friday urging the president to change his mind.

The cut would drop about 500,000 New Jersey residents from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program program that assisted nearly 1 million state residents last year, Menendez said in a statement released Friday.

"It defies common sense to shut off the heat to seniors and low-income families,’’ Menendez said. "Cutting these resources is colder than this winter. We need to get our fiscal house in order. But we should do it responsibly.’’

It wasn't that long ago that Barack Obama signed off on continued tax cuts for billionaires. And now he wants the poor to freeze in the dark. No sacrifice is too great for Barack Obama's need to have Republicans like him. He appears to care not one whit about the people who actually voted for him, it's all about the Republicans.

I'm about to send an extra $200 to the fuel oil company because we've gone through a lot more oil this year than usual because of this year's cold and snow...and we need the tank filled about three weeks earlier than in most years. I'm lucky in that I can absorb it. But there are many families in this country who can't. And now a Democratic President is about to pull the rug out from under them.

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Blogger casey said...
Hello Jill,

What do you expect from a "cold-hearted bastard"!

Blogger PurpleGirl said...
The sad and tragic thing is that there is nothing -- NOTHING -- that President Obama can do to make Republicans like him. All that these actions will earn him is an of counsel job in a white-shoe law firm or financial firm after he leaves the presidency. He and his family will not experience any of that sacrifice he is calling for. His daughters will though grow up with some level of privilege that will lead to golden jobs in their future.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
1. Well, if you saw "Inside Job," there was the one guy who noted that Obama's Administration is a "Wall Street government." Guess he's right.

2. Silver lining: Maybe some of those senior citizens who get hit by this might reconsider their support for those budget-cutting Tea-Partiers, and for Republicans in general...

Blogger Nan said...
There is no silver lining. Poor people are going to freeze to death, and no one's going to blame the Republicans because the guy who's proposing letting old people and infants freeze is sitting in the White House.

Anonymous Tata said...
When one finds that Democrats are too conservative it would be stupid to vote for Republicans, as Anonymous advises. I mean precisely that: stupid; people who are badly treated by Dems will be treated worse by Republicans of every immoral, selfish stripe.