|GIRL GOES GRRRR
inside the mind of Otep Shamaya
Inertia has switched sides in the battle. Inertia had been our problem, we needed 60 votes in the senate to get anything done. But if nothing happens next year, if we continue the pattern of gridlock, because of the very right-wing people elected in 2010, here’s what happens:
Firstly, all of the Bush tax cuts expire. Secondly, there are significant cuts all across the board, but the programs for the poorest people in the country are protected and the defense dept. takes the biggest share of the cuts.
Now all we have to do is say to the Republicans ‘If you allow some of the Bush tax cuts to expire, namely the ones for people making over $300,000 in income, then we will agree to adjust the sequester.’ Then we can put forward a bill that protects the tax cuts for the 98% of the country."