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
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
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
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.
cutting poor peoples' heat by 40 percent?
Why not just come out and say,
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
Which means what?
If it's merely 40 degrees outside, the poor can just huddle under some
This news hasn't been out there
long enough for much of a wave of liberal anger to build yet.
knows we've got nowhere else to go so he's going to spend the next two
But this is one of those issues where the White House may want to start
battening down the hatches.
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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