Bernie Sanders Torpedos Republicans By Revealing GOP Budget Kills 2.3 Million Jobs

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dropped a bomb on Senate Republicans by revealing that their budget would kill more than 2 million jobs.

Sanders sent letters to the governors of all 50 states that broke down the cuts and job losses that each state would face if the Republican budget is enacted. The lowlight of the letters is that the Republican cuts to transportation, education, and other programs would kill more than 2.3 million jobs across the country.

In a statement, Sen. Sanders said:

The Republican budget moves this country in exactly the wrong direction. At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, it gives huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires while making devastating cuts to education, Medicare, affordable housing and prescription drug coverage.

Instead of creating jobs, it will lead to the elimination of more than 2 million jobs. Instead of making college more affordable, it will increase the cost of college for millions of Americans. Instead of eliminating hunger in America, it will add to the financial problems of low-income families with children and will create more hunger. This budget is the Robin Hood principle in reverse. It takes from the poor to give to the rich.

Some of the hardest hit states would be those that have Republican governors. Texas would lose 193,000 jobs. Florida would lose 141,000 jobs. Ohio would lose 84,000 jobs. Georgia would lose 70,000 jobs. North Carolina would lose 68,000 jobs, and Wisconsin would lose 46,000 jobs.

It is important that the American people understand exactly what the Republican budget does. Not only does the Republican budget lower taxes for the wealthiest people while raising them for everyone else, it also kills millions of jobs.

Republicans in Congress don’t want to talk about many services will be cut, and jobs lost because of their budget. Republicans especially don’t want to discuss the number of jobs that will be lost in red states due to their budget.

Sen. Sanders was put in the top Democratic seat on the Budget Committee for this exact reason. Sanders is exposing the things that Republicans don’t want to talk about. He is revealing the ugly truth behind the GOP’s economic ideology, and in the process, he is destroying any potential support for their economic ideas outside of the Republican Party.

Sanders has become the tip of the left’s spear that is striking back against failed Republican economic policies and income inequality.

41 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Torpedos Republicans By Revealing GOP Budget Kills 2.3 Million Jobs”

  1. the first people who should lose jobs are the GOP’s! They are MONSTERS and are killing America.
    In a statement, Sen. Sanders said:

    The Republican budget moves this country in exactly the wrong direction. At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, it gives huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires while making devastating cuts to education, Medicare, affordable housing and prescription drug coverage.

    Instead of creating jobs, it will lead to the elimination of more than 2 million jobs. Instead of making college more affordable, it will increase the cost of college for millions of Americans. Instead of eliminating hunger in America, it will add to the financial problems of low-income families with children and will create more hunger. This budget is the Robin Hood principle in reverse. It takes from the poor to give to the rich.

  2. Since the Number 1 concern of most Americans is the economy, why aren’t the effects of these GOP budgets on the national news?

  3. Because some of the corporations that would benefit the most from this anti-American GOP budget own and control the media.

  4. Because if people knew about republican incompetence they would never vote for them again so the media has a vested interest in the so called horse race. Example. Everyday you hear about this non stories about Sec. Clinton. How many times have you heard about what Jindal has done to Louisiana? Fat Bastard economic troubles in New Jersey? Rick Perry being indicted? Kansas under Brownkoch being on the verge of bankruptcy? Walker destroying Wisconsin?

    Scott Walker, forever tarnished: Republican governors have tanked the GOP brand

    Walker, Christie and Jindal were supposed to show off GOP’s deep bench. They highlighted incompetence instead
    http://www.salon.com/2015/04/23/scott_walker_forever_tarnished_republican_governors_have_tanked_the_gop_brand/

  5. He’s a LIBERAL cloaked as an independent. GO BERNIE and how the tea bag/repubs how governing FOR then people is done!

  6. Bernie shines in contrast to Paul Ryan like the difference
    between a hero and a zero. Godspeed Senator Sanders
    and check your six, brother.

  7. Republican House rabble wants Boehner to waste more time on Obamacare repeal

    This story isn’t going to make them feel any better, as Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel tells Politico that they need to focus on the big picture of actually getting a budget done, and without agreement on that, “there is no possible way we can get a repeal of Obamacare to the president’s desk.” That argument, though, is based on the premise that the House of Representatives primarily exists to do stuff, like legislate. That’s sure as hell not going to fly with these guys.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/conservatives-obamacare-repeal-republicans-117364.html

  8. I check my six’s and twenty’s (+) all the time (that’s if we are on the same subject matter). You have got too be “careful” sometimes. Things aren’t “all” “Peaches and Cream out there. Take care.

  9. Bernie Sanders being an alarmist as per usual. He offers no real evidence to back up those looney claims that he typically makes. He is an avowed socialist, he thinks government should run the economy. I will say I like him more than Hillary, he actually believes in the lunacy he talks about. I hope he runs for President, it will be very entertaining to hear all the doom talk and about how the government is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

  10. The TEAliban are doing exactly the same things that turned Germany into a fascist state.

    How anyone can vote for the TEAliban is beyond my sense of inelligence.

    I’ve given up on ever voting again because it no longer matters who or what I vote for/against.

    When a piece of shit like Cruz can run for president without being taken as a potential valid candidate it show how critical thinking has gone down the tubes.

  11. Of course the democrats will cry foul, it reduces government. When you reduce taxes you can reduce government. The government can only make jobs by taking money from someone else. I have never gotten a job from the government, nor would I ever stoop that low. The only “job” the government can create depends on theft of someone else’s money. Leave the people to their own devices and watch the market explode.

  12. We’ll eliminate all health and safety regulations, let workers work until they drop and then let the next low-paid serf take over. Let’s take the country back to the early 19th century just before the Great Depression when the “free market” was allowed to run amuk, no environmental regs, no worker rights, no annoying business regs. History tends to repeat itself. Don’t say we haven’t been warned.

  13. Actually, Jinx, defunding the government by reducing taxes doesn’t ‘allow’ you to reduce government, it forces you to cut services, which means jobs; it also forces the government to cut corners on infrastructure, such as road maintenance, education and social welfare. If you want a great example of what little government looks like, we do have examples of the Republican ideal, with no unions, no minimum wage protections, no social security or welfare and business de-regulation, there’s a great example of it: Bangladesh. What is the outcome for the average worker? Well, a factory worker gets paid about 6,000 Taka a month (about $75 USD); staff work 6 days a week and get fired if they attempt to unionise. At the Rana Plaza, workers were forced with batons into factories making clothes for Beneton etc.; the building, which was built three stories taller than it was originally designed for (the government cannot afford regular building inspections), collapsed and 1,000 people died.

  14. As opposed to the solid evidence Groot provided that the XL pipeline would create jobs? I’d be more inclined to trust a socialist to make a call on what will benefit the people as a whole than a corporate mercenary. And as for socialism, if you want to avoid it for its’ inherent evil, make sure you pay the fire department if they save your house so others’ tax dollars aren’t being wasted on you; make sure you pay your kids’ teachers to help offset those damned commies. Democracy and socialism are two sides of the same coin and, whilst the government doesn’t run the economy, it aids in putting in place the structures that help it thrive. Or fail to. Consumer protection laws are in place to protect those who would otherwise be at the mercy of the wealthy. If you want business to be the sole influence on the economy, try moving to Bangladesh (there’s a documentary you should look up on you-tube first called “Fashion Victims” by 4 corners before you make your decision). Enjoy the….

  15. Um…
    Republican Economic Policy? Would that be the economic policy of the last 5 years?
    You know, the policy that created the lowest labor participation rate in 35 years? The Highest Debt this country has ever seen? The worst black unemployment since Reagan?
    Sorry people… I haven’t seen Bernie’s letter, and I’m sure there might be some “justification” (actual examples of how the supposed “failed policy” will affect jobs), but all we see here is just some numbers… nothing supporting them.

  16. Reducing taxes to reduce government is way to simplistic. There is a right and a wrong time. At this time you would set us backward 6 or 7 years. By reducing taxes to the government, you reduce income to the government. If the government doesn’t have adequate income to continue reducing the deficit and get to reducing the actual debt we are in big trouble. It could actually increase the size of government by causing the government to have to go outside the country even more than now to be able to service the debt.

    Meanwhile if you cut all vital services to trim the budget even more, you stifle income for taxes by killing earning power of the citizens by reducing research and development, education levels, failing infrastructure, etc. You have to invest in our best resource, the people, for a healthy economy long term. No investment is stupid and shortsighted.

  17. The time to cut taxes is when the budget is inline and the debt has a viable plan for being repaid. That time is certainly not now.

    By investing in our economy the government is giving back our tax money for future growth on things we could not do as individuals.

    And make no mistake, tax cuts for the wealthy generate an extremely low amount of jobs. The largest amount of jobs have always been generated by the middle class. The middle class will take excess money and open a small business. The wealthy will take excess income and invest in the Cayman Islands. This is one reason, literally since the time of George Washington, that the USA has found ways to tax the rich more. Because it helps keep income distribution more widely distributed throughout society so that we aren’t controlled by an elite, very small group with wealth. The Revolution got us away from this very thing, being controlled by an elite minority in Eng. who were only interested in the profits they could gene…

  18. Jinx, Somalia has almost no government. Why don’t you move to that paradise? See how they flourish? What a great economy. [WINK]. Dumbass!

  19. If you’re trying to blame eight years of runaway banks, massive tax cuts for the rich and two unfunded wars crashing our economy on the Obama Administration, you’re talking to the wrong people here. We know why we’re in the hole we’re in and also know that we are actually digging our way back out, thanks to the Obama Administration. Look at the facts Randy and not the Fox “News” propaganda.

  20. When crippling the federal government means crippling the country
    http://jaybookman.blog.ajc.com/2015/04/27/when-crippling-the-federal-government-means-crippling-the-country/

    In 1993, a motorist who drove 10,000 miles paid roughly $90 a year to build and maintain the nation’s transportation infrastructure. In 2015, a motorist who drives 10,000 miles a year would pay barely half that amount when adjusted for inflation. And if you travel outside this country to other industrialized countries, you begin to appreciate just how worn-out, inefficient and outdated our transportation infrastructure has become as a result.

  21. Robin Hood in reverse, an apt way to describe today’s GOP. Isn’t it beyond irony that this is also the party that clings to their bibles and begs forgiveness every time they get caught with their hands in the cookie jar?

    Whenever I think about what would happen if we ended up with another pub in the White House it really scares me. They had 6 years of complete control in Bush’s first 6 years and we are just now starting to climb out of the hole they dug. They have gerrymandered the districts in a way that the house might be impossible for democrats to regain and Senators hold seats for 6 years. People we have got to work hard to get voters to the polls to make certain someone like Bernie is our next President.

  22. The media are all owned by a few mega-corporations that support repubs. Why should they tell the voters how destructive the repubs are to them and the country? The media are already bought and paid for, they’re not going to bite the hand that feeds them.

  23. Rick, my sister occasionally tells me she’s a Libertarian and I tell her, Boy o Boy do I know the place for you . Somalia – Libertarian paradise at its finest ! lolol.

  24. Truly, Antonios. We wish Sen. Sanders was an alarmist, but he is Not. He is very grounded in reality, the here and now, and the potential consequences for the future.

  25. Dear dumbass,
    Congratulations on being such a self-sufficient Randian Randyman.
    Good thing you don’t get up and take a shit and shower in the mornings, because that water and shit would have to got downhill — as water is wont to do — on government sewage pipes and to a Socialist treatment plant.
    Also, props on your private helicopter that you take so you don’t have to clog up our woefully underfunded highway system. It shows great self-reliance.
    And if your abode catches fire, good on ya for refusing those friendly guys and gals who arrive on the trucks with the hoses and pumps and nice outfits that allow them to breathe in and walk around in burning buildings.
    You’ll just use your handy garden hose to put out the conflagration. But, oh noes, that evil incorporated entity in which you live provides the water, and you can’t be relying on the government.
    And if, perchance, you need to fly, you will fly Air Yemem, which is cheap because Yemen has low taxes and no government…

  26. Nor would the Republican or the Democratic budgets create any new capital OWNERS.

    Senator Bernie Sanders should capture the national media attention when he announces that he will challenge Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries and force the national discussion to addressing the issues and solutions to economic inequality, and open the door to a national debate, which would then allow us to get traction for policies that broaden personal OWNERSHIP of wealth-creating, income-producing capital assets formed as part of the FUTURE growth of the economy.

  27. Just more of the same song and dance in Washington!
    Lets start buy reducing the excess government in Washington by reducing the size of Departments through attrition. Moving people around and increasing the work load on remaining employes. That is how self-employed owners of business typically control costs. They usually work longer hours than most of their employees and have an investment is the success of the business. Employees can also contribute to the success by taking ownership of their jobs. It works! As the company grows, so should the compensation related to production and responsibility of ones job as the company prospers. There should always be entry level jobs and a chance for advancement. Many of entry level jobs are used as references for better, higher paying opportunities in the work force.

    It worked in my small businesses.

  28. NNot everyone can afford 401K, nor does every company encourage that. How about the individuals who earn less than $50,00.00 a year with a family to support? Some companies, I worked for on, offered profit sharing. What happened to that concept??

  29. Not only that, but we don’t see much in mainstream news about the contrast between 2 neighboring states—Minnesota and Wisconsin—and how in the former, their progressive D. governor has kicked ass and created a strong, booming economy.. while next door Walker has done the exact opposite and has tanked their economy.

    Gee, I wonder why that is? In short, as you and others have said, the corporate interests and wealthy individuals who own mainstream media do NOT want people voting in representatives who will actually represent the *people*, they want us suckered to vote in the sock-puppets they’ve lined up and bought for themselves.

  30. Jinx, I’m so sorry you were either out sick for economics class, or thought “Silver Surfer” was a better read, or the other possibility, that your teacher was ignorant or your textbook came out of the Texas textbook information purges.

    No matter which is the cause, it’s crystal clear that you A)Don’t understand economics, and B)Don’t understand how government works and is organized.

    A simple analogy that may help: If your company cuts your pay but expects the same work from you, does that increase your buying power? If they increase a co-worker’s pay at the same time, who’s doing the same job as you, does that help *you*?

    Taxes are the sole income for government; cut them and you cut what govt. can pay for. Instead of cutting taxes to the wealthy, we need to cut spending on boondoggles like non-working military billion $ jets, or corporate welfare, and we need to *increase* taxes on the wealthy. Go look at what they’ve done in Minnesota, and you’ll understand.

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