Bernie to the Rescue!

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Politics
Oct 212013

Part of the Republican cave-in over the economic crisis they caused is that a Budget Conference Committee will meet to try to work out an actual Budget, something they should have done months ago, but House Republican refused to appoint conferees.  The Republicans have their big gun on on the committee, known for his draconian devotion to Ayn Rand, Paul Ryan (R-Fitzwalkerstan).  He will be doing his best to cut Social Security benefits, turn Medicare into a program of vouchers that have ever decreasing value, and hand Medicaid control to the states, so Republican Governors can spend that money on billionaires, instead of poor sick people.  But don’t despair.  Democrats also have a big gun at the table.


Okay, it’s a fight to the finish. Harry Reid named Bernie Sanders to the budget conference committee. What are the odds that Paul Ryan’s head will explode?

In what can only be seen as good news for people who like traditional earned-benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare, here’s one name that appears on the list of Senate conferees in the upcoming Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget talks — Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. This ensures that beneficiaries of these programs will, at the very least, have one strong, supportive voice in the room who won’t go down in a squishy heap of "grand bargaining." (I’m sure Paul Ryan is thrilled.)

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Here’s the recent video of Bernie in action included in the article.

In the picture above, note how, in one economical gesture, Bernie perfectly describes both Ryan’s intellect and Boehner’s … never mind.

The best thing about having Bernie on the Conference Committee is that, no matter what vile machinations Lyin’ Ryan tries to pull, we will know about it.

Bernie to the rescue!!


  12 Responses to “Bernie to the Rescue!”

  1. Presient Obama must have bestowed a bit of intelligence on Reid when he gave him a set of balls last week. Thank God we have Benrie on our side!

  2. May God bless and protect Bernie Sanders and all like him forever!  I wish we had someone – several someones – like him – all nations need hundreds of people like him!


  3. Senator Bernie Sanders (I) Vermont makes me proud to be born a Green Mountain Boy…

    Bernie to the rescue!!

     Pack you lunch you Greedy Bastards…. 🙄

  4. Bernie Sanders is the best thing ever to happen to Congress, and I am grateful on a daily basis to the people of Vermont for electing him to the United States Senate, where he is the voice of sanity and reason.  Others claim to speak for the American people; Senator Sanders actually does speak for us.

  5. I love, love, love Bernie.  He makes more sense than 90% of those in congress, and probably has more sense than 100% oof them.  I am sure Lyin Ryan is fuming because he will have to deal with him and knows he cannot run roughshod over Mr. Sanders as he has others.  Reid has finally done something right.

  6. "We've got a name for it in the House: it's called the Senate surrender caucus.  Any one who would vote for that in the House as a Republican, would virtually guarantee a primary challenger." — Rep Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas)

    As Bernie says, "It speaks for itself."!  And I agree.  Huelskamp is demonstrating that the Republicanus/Teabaggers do NOT represent their constituents, but rather represent their big money backers.  It says that the Republicanus/Teabaggers don't give a rat's ass for the American people.  They only care about their political career and their perceived POWER!

    I am certainly glad that Bernie is on the committee.  Bernie is one passionate PEOPLE'S representative in the Senate!  Go Bernie!  I wonder if Elizabeth Warren will be another member of the committee?

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