House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his budget proposal to fund the government for fiscal year 2012 on April 5. It was entitled “The Path to Prosperity.” But a closer look at the proposal reveals that it’s more like a “Path to Plutocracy” concentrating wealth in the hands of a few while undermining the economic security of the middle class and the poor. Meanwhile, as Congress continues negotiations on funding for the remainder of this year, programs like Head Start, Pell Grants, and job training are on the chopping block even as the budget proposes additional tax breaks for the wealthy.
How will these cuts impact low-income families? What does the GOP’s new budget mean for our safety net? And how many people are hungry in Congressman Ryan’s district anyway?
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