As soon as tomorrow morning, the House of Representatives will consider a Republican amendment to permanently slash funding for basic health care, nutrition and education services for the poor. The budget proposal already calls for $35 billion in cuts, but top Republicans want to push it up to $50 billion. Meanwhile, the same budget proposal calls for $70 billion in new tax breaks, largely for the wealthy.1 It's reverse Robin Hood politics—robbing the poor to pay back the rich.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Reverse Robin Hood
More ironic, or more apropos, moronic decision making by the folks running our government today. As if you need more evidence to be anti-incumbent in the 2006 election cycle: