Congress GOP WTF?!

Lauren Boebert Terrifies Her Fellow Republicans By Calling For An End To All Federal Benefits

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) may have cost Republicans any chance of winning the 2022 midterm elections, and she did it by saying out loud what many in the GOP have been dreaming about for decades.

Boebert decided she wanted to make a point about the federal government offering to help Americans, so she went full-tilt and said conservatives want to eliminate all federal benefits, telling attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC):

“We’re here to tell government: ‘We don’t want your benefits. We don’t want your welfare. Don’t come to us with your Fauci ouchie. Leave us the hell alone!'”

The very idea of cutting Medicare and Social Security is considered to be the the proverbial “third rail” of American politics and has consistently proven to be political poison, especially for Republicans.

It’s especially ironic that Boebert would rail against welfare since she loves to brag that she was helped by federal and state programs:

Now that she’s getting her salary and benefits courtesy of American taxpayers, however, Ms. Boebert wants to leave the neediest among us high and dry. In other words, she’s a typical conservative: A hypocrite.

HuffPost notes that in recent years Republicans have chosen to shower the rich and big corporations with corporate welfare:

“Boebert’s party has no problem cranking up benefits for the wealthy. Under the Trump administration’s tax cut — pitched as a boon to the middle class — 60% of the benefits went to the richest 20% of Americans, with the largest cuts as a share of income going to the top 5%. Corporate taxes were slashed 40%. 

“As for the Paycheck Protection Program during Donald Trump’s administration, most of the aid went to bigger companies, with just 5% of recipients scarfing up more than half of the $525 billion that went out the door.”

Boebert’s remarks were met with harsh reaction on social media:

Let’s see if Lauren Boebert actually believes the bullshit she peddles. Let’s see her return her congressional salary and benefits to the U.S. Treasury. Willing to put your money where your big mouth is, Lauren?


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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