The House has agreed to cut $60 billion from the budget. It's going to be painful for so many, and I realize that pain is a necessary part of the process. . . but I wonder at the places they are looking to cut funding. For example, CPB is on the chopping block, even though it provides valuable educational programming, yet the GOP won't consider cutting the millions of dollars that the Department of Defense spends sponsoring NASCAR.
The GOP also wants to cut funding to Planned Parenthood and WIC. That would mean more babies born to lower-income mothers, and less aid to help those poor families feed their growing families--but the wealthy get to keep their tax breaks. Sadly, there will be fewer police to protect the wealthy. I'm sure that will be okay, though, since they can afford to hire private security. It will only be the poor and middle classes who will be affected by the crimes committed out of desperation--but hopefully not by displaced law enforcement and fire fighters. . .
As far as I can tell, Big Oil will still get their subsidies and tax breaks, but education will be severely affected, with school districts finding the need to close schools, and financial aid for secondary education being cut. Won't those wealthy Americans who need their tax breaks to hire people want their employees to be educated?
It seems that those who are already doing well won't be affected, but the average Americans will be the ones feeling more than a mere pinch by the proposed cuts. We are the ones who will be feeling the pain.
If only we could afford to buy some decent representation in Washington. . .Answer Question
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:40 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by Anouck at 6:43 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:46 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
If only we could afford to buy some decent representation in Washington. . .
WE being the operative word.
THIRD WORLD CORRUPTION here we come!
Answer by Sisteract at 6:52 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:57 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:18 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
The GOP doesn't care about the people, isn't obvious. This isn't the place to start. They are starting with people that will actually feel the blow and desperately need the help. They should be starting at the top, not with the poor people, who can't contribute to the GOP campaign fund. Like the OP said we could have started with oil subsidies, tax loopholes, corporate welfare. I'm sure the list could go on. Starting with starving babies, just wrong.
Answer by mommom2000 at 7:20 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
GOP won't consider cutting the millions of dollars that the Department of Defense spends sponsoring NASCAR.
The DOD gets advertising dollars. They choose to use their advertising dollars with NASCAR because they get more bang for their buck. It is fiscally responsible to put it there. They get access to FREE air time, volunteer programs, and the general public. Plus, so many of the fans are active duty or veterans. This isn't one of the areas that needs cutting especially since the DOD said they have stream lined so many departments they can give back $9 billion. The money spent on advertising for our soldiers is nothing comparatively.
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:21 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:22 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
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