House shows its priorities

The U.S. House this week approved a proposed budget that gave a painfully honest view of its priorities.
The budget slashed programs that benefit seniors and the working poor. It increased financial barriers to a college education. It decreased access to health care.
Were these difficult but necessary steps in reducing the federal deficit? Hardly. The deficit increases under the plan.
Instead, the cuts in federal programs helped finance reductions in taxes for the wealthiest Americans and continued tax subsidies for America’s most profitable corporations.
The House is doing its best to increase the gap between the rich and the poor, a gap that is already at historic levels.
Most Americans are on the wrong side of that gap. They would do well to remember the House budget when voting in November.

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Filed under Election 2012, Federal deficit, Subsidies, Welfare

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