Sunday, September 30, 2007

Let them eat ramen noodles

By Libby

Witness the legacy of the "fiscally responsible" GOP. You remember I'm sure how all those tax cuts for the wealthy were going to pay for themselves by generating more revenue. Our president and his former rubberstamp Congress promised it and all, so it must be true right? Well, not quite, as this single mother just found out.

The letter stated that under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which President Bush signed into law early last year, federal spending on so-called entitlement programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and other social programs, would be restrained, in order to pay down the national deficit.

To help do that, starting October 1, custodial parents in Colorado who receive at least $500 in a fiscal year in child support payments, will have $25 a year automatically deducted, helping fund child support enforcement programs the Federal Government has previously been paying for on its own.

Gee, I'm so glad the GOP spared those billionaires from the indiginity of having to contribute to the tax base. It's about time those impoverished children started paying their own way in this world.

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