Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Brutal Winter? Freeze the Poor, the Elderly, and the Sick!

Once again, those most effected by the actions of the soulless few at the top will pay the price.  As colder-than-normal temperatures continue across our nation, President Obama will propose cutting $2.5 billion from the government’s energy assistance fund for poor people.

“I’ve always supported serious efforts to restore fiscal sanity, but in the middle of a brutal, even historic, New England winter, home heating assistance is more critical than ever to the health and welfare of millions of Americans, especially senior citizens.” - Sen. John Kerry

How can a government that supposedly works for the people...serves the people, cut funding to the elderly, the sick and and the poor, for something as essential to maintaining life as heat? Death panels, anyone?

However, the GOP wanted to cut $5 billion from the energy assistance program, and now, they have increased spending cuts from the total budget from $74 billion to $100 billion.
In another victory for tea-party rebels in Congress, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers today scrapped his original plan for spending cuts and announced that he will seek to cut $100 billion from what President Obama had requested for this year.


Anonymous,  14:29  

Could his timing be any worse???? Fuel prices are unbelievable. I just opened my bill...$883!!

Obama's not stupid. He knows what he's doing. The question is why?

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