What Fresh Hell Is This?

October 24, 2017

My THIRTY-THIRD Open Letter To Senator Pat Toomey

I'll be dropping this letter to Senator Pat Toomey in the mail today:
Dear Senator Toomey:

It's me, again. Your constituent who also writes for the local Pittsburgh-based political blog, "2 Political Junkies."

I'd like to ask you about your recent "Yes" vote on H.Con.Res 71. You and every other Republican in the Senate (save for Senator Paul of Kentucky) voted in favor of this budget. Every Democrat voted against.

The LA Times reported that "Senate Republicans overcame internal divisions late Thursday to approve a 2018 budget that will increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years to allow for President Trump’s proposed tax cuts. They also reported that the budget "slashes domestic spending, including steep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid."

The New York Times is reporting that Trump's take plain is potentially a huge windfall for the wealthiest Americans with no benefits for the bottom 1/3 and only modest benefits for the middle class. You voted for legislation that does all that and slashes Medicare and Medicaid while increasing the deficit.

Can you explain why?

I await your response.
And I will be posting whatever response I get from him or his office.

Follow-up:

1 comment:

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