REFLECTIONS

Posted on May 13, 2012

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WE’LL LOSE WITH REPUBLICAN BUDGET

If enacted, the Republican budget Mitt Romney supports will, according to The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, essentially end all government spending except Social Security, health care entitlements, defense and interest on the debt by 2050.

And Mr. Romney says he will privatize Social Security and repeal Obamacare and food stamps.

This means that there will be far less of the basic research that gave us microchips, the internet, global positioning systems and key medical discoveries. There will be none of he federal infrastructure funds, like roads, airports, the power grid and water and solid waste management that are necessary to attract business.

There will be no financial and environmental regulations, such as food and water-safety inspections. No safety net for the poor, which would lead to a lack of upward mobility and more social instability, like higher crime rates. And there will be no federal funds for education and job training that have made all of us more productive.

Is this what we want? Is this the America we want for our children?

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