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Obama: Poor don't need heat in the winter
A trillion dollars for the super-rich but the poor can do without heat?


If Obama wanted to focus attention on his willingness to take on Democratic Party sacred cows
to please The Butch and The Boner, he could've hardly done better than to reveal that his new
budget will propose cutting billions of dollars from the program that helps struggling homeowners provide heat.

Marc Ambinder says the proposed cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Program or LIHEAP
is meant to signal Obama's seriousness about cutting federal spending.

You mean after you gave the super-rich a trillion dollars for no goddamn reason, NOW you
want to get serious about spending by telling the poor they can do without f-ing heat?

I wonder what candidate Obama would've said in 2008 about such a heartless proposal?

Obama's proposed 2012 budget will cut several billion dollars from the government's energy
assistance fund for poor people, officials briefed on the subject told National Journal.

It's the biggest domestic spending cut disclosed so far, and one that will likely generate the
most heat from the president's traditional political allies. That would satisfy the White House,
which has a vested interest in convincing Americans that it is serious about budget discipline
bending over backwards to please The Bitch and The Boner.
The Low Income Program, would see funding drop by about $3 billion from a total of $5.1 billion.

<>Seriously, Barack?
You're cutting poor peoples' heat by 40 percent?
Why not just come out and say, "Fuck the poor - let them freeze to death?"
I can't wait for the Obama apologists to explain why this is OK.

The proposed cut will not touch the program's emergency reserve fund, about $590 million,
which can be used during particularly harsh cold snaps or extended heat spells.

Which means what?
If it's merely 40 degrees outside, the poor can just huddle under some blankets?

This news hasn't been out there long enough for much of a wave of liberal anger to build yet.
But this is one of those issues where the White House may want to start battening down the hatches.

Obama knows we've got nowhere else to go so he's going to spend the next two years coddling
The Bitch and The Boner to make getting re-elected easier. 

And if the poor freeze to death, they'll die knowing that Obama was serious when he
promised them back in 2008 that he represented change you could believe in.


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