Democrat Budget Forsakes The Poor — Kevin Alexander Gray

[Can you imagine how taking away subsidies for poor folks to heat their homes will somehow make up for the shortfall in revenue that comes from the tax cuts to the wealthy?  Can you imagine why any moral society would dream of stuffing more money in the pockets of the already-billionaires, taken from the food stamp money that poor children would use for basic nourishment? A social system which criminalizes the poor and condemns them to dive in dumpsters for their daily bread no longer  deserves the respect of its people.  —  Lew Rosenbaum]

Obama’s budget forsakes the poor

By Kevin Alexander Gray, February 16, 2011 in The Progressive

With his latest budget, President Obama reveals that he cares little about the poor and working class in the United States.

The proposed $3.73 trillion budget targets “nondefense discretionary spending,” including many programs that benefit low-income Americans.

Obama’s budget would make the lives of millions more difficult, and it would lower their horizons significantly.

For instance, the president proposes cutting $2.5 billion from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program helps families heat or cool their homes, and Obama’s cut would eliminate this crucial support for 3.5 million low-income households.  Read the rest of this article by clicking here.


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