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The U.S. House voted to cut food stamps, federal workers’ benefits and other domestic programs to avoid scheduled reductions in defense spending.
The chamber today passed, 218-199, a plan to cut about $310 billion in spending to replace automatic defense-spending reductions that lawmakers in both parties agree shouldn’t be allowed to take effect in January.
“This plan ensures that we maintain our fiscal discipline and commitment to reducing out-of-control government spending, while making sure our top priority is national security,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican.
Democrats lined up against the measure, H.R. 5652, saying it would put too much of the deficit burden on the needy. The proposal goes to the Democratic-controlled Senate, where it is doomed to failure.
The Republican plan is one that “asks nothing of Mr. Exxon, that asks nothing more of hedge fund managers, but asks those who are most vulnerable in our society to share more pain,” said Representative Lloyd Doggett, a Texas Democrat.
No Democrats supported the plan; 16 Republicans opposed it.
Originally posted by buster2010
This really shows what kind of anti American scum we have running our government. No money to help Americans but we can spend billions killing people who never did anything to us just so we can protect those who spy, steal and murder Americans. Everyone of these traitors need to be lined up and shot.
Originally posted by lordtyp0
Thats a serious "Wow" moment right there.
They are willing to chance letting people starve rather than have their buddies get a tiny amount less on a weighted no bid contract?
Originally posted by rickymouse
There is something going on here. They want to cut money from the poor but won't touch the money from the wasteful unneeded projects that they issue. Stuff like funding road replacement projects that aren't necessary or paying in advance for technology research which is obsolete before they acquire the product. Don't pay for research, buy the product after it is completed. The government is so bullwinked that it's ridiculous. Let competition be the reason for technical advancement. Let the little guy get in there and have a swing. Otherwise they are going to surpass the government programs shortly and the government is going to get left behind.
The year of 2012 is the year of awakening. It is also evident to note that it is the begining of the decline of intellect of the greedy and those who hold their intelligence above others. Only the smart that are also good at heart will retain their communication abilities. The frequency is changing, The script is being rewrote, the meek shall now inherit the world.