Rep. Alan Grayson accuses GOP of “legislative terrorism”

America’s favorite Representative, Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is back in the House. And on his first day back at his old job, Grayson wasted no time on niceties. Appearing on Rev. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show last night Grayson accused the GOP of engaging in “legislative terrorism.”

Grayson made the accusation in response to threats from Republicans that they won’t vote for a another debt ceiling increase unless Democrats agree to cuts and reforms to America’s entitlement programs.

“They change because they see it’s a device for them to extract concessions they’d never other wise be able to accomplish. That’s why it’s legislative terrorism,” Grayson said  last night on PoliticsNation. “They’re using the debt ceiling as a means to cut Social Security benefits, cut Medicare benefits, cut unemployment insurance, cut anything of any use to any ordinary human being in this country, simply because they want more tax cuts for the rich.”

Republicans want to make reforms to Medicare specifically, which could go broke as soon as 2016. They also want to return to stricter limits on how long families can claim unemployment – a time period that has repeatedly been extended over the last several years. Republicans have not made any plans to cut Social Security benefits, and the back and forth over tax cuts for the rich has nothing to do with the debt ceiling. Furthermore, Grayson’s claim that Republicans are to “cut anything of any use to any ordinary human being in this country” is plainly false.

But facts have never stopped Grayson from making outlandish claims about his opponents and legislation he opposes.

Welcome back, Rep. Grayson. We really missed you using your position to make outrageous and offensive claims on national television.

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  1. Walt says:

    Typical Communist!! Why people are stupid enough to believe this crap is beyond me!! Him and his party have no interest in fixing all the mistakes they have made that have greatly increased the cost of our Government, overextended our national debt and forced many American Businessmen to move operations overseas or just shut down their American Factories!!

  2. Mark Anderson says:

    Let’s see, Republicans haven’t made any plans to cut Social Security benefits. True only in the way you say it, which is a lie by what you leave out. They want to up the age you can receive it and change the way the cost of living is figured. You are really a very good liar. They also tried to privatize it to “save” it.
    Why don’t you conservatives just tell the truth about what you want to do with Social Security, it would save alot of time.

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