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skippy the bush kangaroo



Tuesday, August 30, 2005


with all the hundreds of thousands

now homeless and out of work in louisiana, mississippi, alabama and georgia, congress is poised to slash funding for welfare, food stamps, medicare, etc. when they come back from "vacation"

to help compensate the nation's projected $368 billion deficit, bush has
proposed a plan that would cut about $35 billion by Sept. 16 from a number of
mandatory programs, including medicaid, medicare, social security, community
development and community services block grants and food stamps. - the
spectrum
lawmakers are drafting proposals that would cut billions of dollars from the
growth of medicaid, slice into student loans just as students return to college,
pare back food stamps, and trim farm price supports in the midst of a midwestern
drought. - boston.com
"the effort by the administration to understate the extent of economic hardship in the u.s. serves their broader and extremely troubling agenda to reduce or eliminate social programs that play a positive role for low-income americans, while pursuing egregious tax cuts for the wealthy," said deepak bhargava, executive director of the center for community change...

less help is available! $35 billion dollars in cuts have been mandated from low-income programs like medicaid, food stamps, and student loans in the fy 2006 budget that congress will consider in september. another "reconciliation" bill to be considered in september includes more than $100 billion in new tax cuts for the wealthy. - communitychange.org
call your congress critters and protest.
posted by Cookie Jill at 10:49 AM |

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