Saturday, November 05, 2005

Senate Cuts $35 Billion in Social Spending, Grants $70 Billion Tax Cut to the Rich

The news is in this article in the Washington Post, although you'd have to read pretty far down to get the tax cut news. (The headline of the article is utterly deceptive.) Key graph:

With so many controversial provisions, the House measure is forcing Republican leaders to scramble for support in what could be the most difficult vote of the year. Some Republican moderates are balking at cuts to anti-poverty programs, especially in light of a $70 billion tax cut that could come to a vote soon after the budget bill, more than wiping out the first bill's deficit reduction.

This is the tenth paragraph of the article, by the way.

The Republicans: screw the poor, feed the rich, drive the nation into bankruptcy.

And you wonder why I despise them?

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