Sunday, February 17, 2013

Palmetto Queen Lindsey Graham: Sacrifice Obamacare To Avoid Sequester

I won't mince my words - not that I do very often - when it comes to announcing my contempt and dislike for GOP closet case Lindsey Graham, a/k/a the Palmetto Queen (Graham is from South Carolina, the Palmetto State).  The man is despicable and his whispered about closeted life is the least of them. Now, as the economic saboteurs in the Republican Party are offering a compromise on sequestration: sacrifice the Affordable Health Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare - and millions of Americans in need of healthcare - in exchange for a "deal."   Not to beat a dead horse, but it's yet another example of the GOP's overall feigned religiosity and yet actual absolute utter contempt for the Gospel message.  The two are diametrically opposed, plain and simple.  Here are highlights from a piece in Huffington Post:

To avoid a March 1 sequester, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested on Fox News Sunday that Congress save money by cutting the Affordable Care Act instead.

"Here's my belief: Let's take Obamacare and put it on the table," he said. "People are leaving the private sector because their companies can't afford to offer Obamacare. If you want to look at ways to find $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade, let's look at Obamacare. Let's don't destroy the military and just cut blindly across the board."

The White House recently released a fact sheet detailing the devastating effect a sequester could have on the economy if Congress fails to pass spending cuts by March 1, including a reduction in loan guarantees to small businesses by $900 million. The blame, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace pointed out on Sunday, would likely fall on Republicans, who are digging in their heels to protect tax cuts.
Graham said the blame should fall on President Obama, who "came up with the idea of sequestration." 

Graham, being the lying piece of shit that he is conveniently forgets that Congress, not the White House passed the sequestration legislation.   I personally continue to hope that Graham gets "outed" preferable in a storm involving an under aged boy.  The man is simply despicable.

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