Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Republicans still plan to cut spending

Posted on Fri, Sep. 09, 2005
Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Republicans are going ahead with long-standing plans to trim Medicaid, food stamps and other benefits, even though party moderates are balking at cutting programs that aid the poor while hundreds of thousands are homeless from Hurricane Katrina.

The amount of savings - no more than $35 billion spread over five years - is modest at best, but it is the first time in eight years that Congress has shown any seriousness about reining in the automatic growth of such benefit programs.
I know ths is pre Rita, but still.

Billions for tax cuts but not one penny for the poor.

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