Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Cutting the deficit on the backs of those who can least afford it
Here's how they attack the deficit, by going after those who can least afford it. Disgraceful.
Some of the cuts include:
-The Women, Infants and Children nutrition program is cut $504 million
-Assistance to state and local law enforcement by $415 million
-The Environmental Protection Agency is cut by $1.6 billion
-The Homeland Security Department sees significant cuts as well: $226 million
-FEMA first-responder grants are cut by $786 million
-Community healthcare centers lose $600 million
-HIV and other disease-prevention funds are cut by $1 billion
-Low-income heating assistance is cut $390 million
-Community Development Funds are cut $942 million
-Federal highway investment is cut $650 million
And it's even more disgraceful that Democrats didn't fight harder to resist this.