08 May '12, 10am

Republicans To Poor: Let Them Eat Bombs! | Care2 Causes

Congressional Republicans are heading into the 2012 election by doubling down on largess to their two favorite special interest groups — the richest of the rich, and the military. In an attempt to show both of those constituents how important they are, the House GOP will be concocting a plan to back out of their agreement over deficit spending by allowing defense spending cuts, and asking the poor to take the hit instead. Via Talking Points Memo , “…House Republicans are set to advance legislation to replace automatic defense spending cuts they agreed to last year with cuts to programs for the poor and working class….The proposal — which is an outgrowth of the budget the House GOP overwhelmingly voted for late March — would cut some $261 billion from health care programs, food stamps, unemployment benefits and child tax credits, among others. It constitutes a violation of ...

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