Those Least Able to Sacrifice Are Asked to Give Up the Most
The House GOP is boasting that their spending bill to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 makes the largest cuts to domestic annual spending in history. But you don’t hear them boasting that these cuts will cut unemployed workers off of job training, force low-income veterans into homelessness, result in millions of low-income college students losing some or all of their education aid, or cause tens of thousands of vulnerable seniors to lose access to home-delivered food baskets.
Congress recently proposed a short-term bill to avoid a government shutdown. It contains smaller, more reasonable cuts to fund the government for two weeks while negotiations continue on a full-year funding bill. But the GOP position is reflected in the cuts below, which they proposed in their original continuing resolution for FY2011. Click here for the full pdf