Crossposted at http://retiregarrett.com
I came across a video clip of Scott Garrett on the Bergen County Republican Committee site. In it, he addresses Bergen Republicans and brags about his efforts to balance the budget. Had anyone been with me at the time they would have laughed at my visible outrage as I watched this man attempt to deceive his audience with half-truths while providing only one side of the story.
Hence the birth of a new ongoing feature here at Retire Garrett; “In His Own Uninformed Words.”
As you no doubt recall, Paul Ryan’s budget proposal would have replaced Medicare with a voucher system that would cost seniors an additional $6,000 a year out-of-pocket in the first year alone (and this expense would have continued to increase for seniors because this new voucher would not have kept up with the rate of inflation). It would also have made deep cuts in aid to the needy and the uninsured. The deep cuts Ryan proposed didn’t even go toward deficit reduction; The cuts offset giving huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy.
You may be wondering why I’m writing about the Ryan Budget proposal after a video clip exposing the absurdity of Scott Garrett’s budget proposal. It’s simple. Scott Garrett’s budget cut so much more deeply into our social infrastructure than Ryan’s and gave so much more in tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy that it was voted down by members of his own party on the House Floor, without a single “No” vote from the Democrats.
Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt… Abraham Lincoln