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Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans’ Immoral Budget

I love lists: this one is from MoveOn.Org:

Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans’ Immoral Budget

 1. Destroy 700,000 jobs, according to an independent economic analysis from Sachs-Goldman.

2. Zero out federal funding for National Public Radio and public television.

3. Cut $1.3 billion from community health centers—which will deprive more than 3 million low-income people of health care over the next few months.

4. Cut nearly a billion dollars in food and health care assistance to pregnant women, new moms, and children.

5. Kick more than 200,000 children out of pre-school by cutting funds for Head Start.

6. Force states to fire 65,000 teachers and aides, dramatically increasing class sizes, thanks to education cuts.

7. Cut some or all financial aid for 9.4 million low- and middle-income college students.

8. Slash $1.6 billion from the National Institutes of Health, a cut that experts say would “send shockwaves” through cancer research, likely result in cuts to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research, and cause job losses.

9. End the only federal family planning program, including cutting all federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood to support cancer screenings and other women’s health care.

10. Send 10,000 low-income veterans into homelessness by cutting in half the number of veterans who get housing vouchers this year.

Their budget isn’t about stimulating jobs or reducing the deficit; it’s about stimulating their bank accounts and reducing our liberties. If this bill goes through as is, we will lose close to a million jobs by 2012. We will lose federal funding for Planned Parenthood and Head Start. We will lose much needed research aimed at eliminating Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. We will put veterans on the street, and make it even harder for low income families to send their children to school, or you know, eat. Meanwhile the bloated carcass that is our government will sap our hard earned money from us while feeding huge corporations with massive tax breaks.

Trickle down economics has never worked and it never will. I stand corrected; it works for the outlandishly wealthy and the politicians who serve them.

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  1. March 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Republicans claim that we need to cut the budget and everyone needs to make sacrifices, but how come their budget only has minorities, the poor and women sacrificing? What about corporate, military and upper class cuts? Shameful.

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  2. March 8, 2011 at 7:34 am

    It is shameful. The Republican push of 2010 was supposed to be about jobs and the budget. Their actions after getting elected deliver a different message. Their proposals won’t do anything but raise unemployment and critically damage our economy. They choose to pursue their own moral and financial agendas instead of actually doing what works. BTW how does going after abortion and LGBT rights create jobs?

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