Mined from the notebooks Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Posted Wednesday, July 25.
Click on the image or follow the link to Erica Warner’s story, House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Medicaid to balance budget, at the Washington Post.
From the Department of Ideas in Search of a Post:
Most Republicans aren’t rich. The GOP is the party of the rich. The rich own it after all. But still most Republicans aren’t rich, for the same reason most Democrats aren’t rich. There just aren’t that many rich people to go around. The relatively few there are---they’re not called the 1% because it’s catchy---hold all the money and they don’t want to share. Republicans---the not rich ones---don’t vote against their interests when they vote with the rich. They vote against advancing their own interests. But that’s collateral damage. What they’re voting against is anyone else advancing their interests at their---these not rich Republicans’---expense. The Republicans’ motto is: I may not be getting ahead, but I’ll be damned if anyone else gets ahead without me.