Following the vote by House Republicans to cut Medicaid and turn Medicare into a certain-to-fail voucher system, Senate Republicans filibustered a bill that would end oil subsidies to the most profitable companies on Earth. They followed that by doing the same to a bill that would end subsidies for Ethanol.
In doing so, Republicans have made it abundantly clear that they don’t care about cutting the deficit. Not really. If they did, they would gladly trim these subsidies from our budget resulting in savings of billions of dollars.
As evidenced by their assault on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment insurance, education, women’s health providers, the environment, labor unions, first responders and teachers, they certainly don’t care about ordinary citizens.
What Republicans do seem to care about is protecting the profits of their corporate masters. You know, the large corporations that were given all the rights of citizens by the conservative-dominated Supreme Court so they could anonymously spend millions to elect Republican candidates.
The connection couldn’t be more obvious.