More budget cuts for US, but ONE thing stays in place
According to this AP report, "House Republicans sweated out a victory on a major budget cut bill in the wee hours Friday...[making] modest but politically painful cuts across an array of programs for the poor, students and farmers."
And this is a "victory?" This begs the question, WHO are they fighting for?!!
The so-called "deficit-control" bill "would slice almost $50 billion from the deficit by the end of the decade by curbing rapidly growing benefit programs such as Medicaid, food stamps and student loan subsidies. Republicans said reining in such programs whose costs spiral upward each year automatically is the first step to restoring fiscal discipline."
"This unchecked spending is growing faster than our economy, faster than inflation, and FAR beyond our means to sustain it..." (emphasis added)
Uh, excuse me, but what about the over $335 BILLION the federal government has already spent this year on INTEREST?!! Why don't you start by re-examining the structural assumptions that allow THAT to continue?
The rest of the facts are too disgusting for me to repeat.
Really, folks, we're being robbed BLIND!
It's time to OPEN your eyes.
And, demand an END to INTEREST.