100 Economics Question of the Day: An Intermittent Blog: How to be fiscally responsible, per the current "Republican" party

Thursday, December 15, 2005

How to be fiscally responsible, per the current "Republican" party

G.O.P. May Harness Arctic Drilling to Pentagon Budget - New York Times

Tax Cuts, Part II:

In another year-end spending fight, the House voted 215 to 213 on Wednesday to approve a slightly modified version of a $142.5 billion health and education spending measure rejected a few weeks ago. The measure reduced spending on programs covered under the legislation by more than $160 million from last year and was the first cut in education spending in a decade. In an effort to win approval, its authors funneled more money to rural health care.

Yep. Best way to secure the future is to stop educating in the present.

Representative David R. Obey of Wisconsin, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, said the vote was just the latest in a series of Republican decisions in recent weeks to reduce spending on Medicaid, food stamps, student loans and child-support enforcement.

"This Congress will be taking away $48 billion from those who need it most in order to provide tax cuts, 50 percent of which will go to the top 1 percent - those who need it the least," Mr. Obey said.

Well, if we don't feed them, they don't need to be educated. Obey has clearly been affected by the "communing with Satan" they do in Madison.


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