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GOP: Budget cuts target most vulnerable

Letter by Allen W. Ratcliffe, Tacoma on March 3, 2011 at 10:52 am | 33 Comments »
March 3, 2011 12:25 pm

I am trying to understand the values of the House Republicans’ proposed budget cuts, supposedly aimed at cutting unnecessary federal government spending and waste.

Their budget proposals cut deeply into human services, but they leave intact the historically generous government subsidies for oil companies, mining companies and corporate farming companies – all of which are quite profitable.

I don’t get it. What is their definition of waste, and does it have anything to do with social justice?

More accurately, I do get it but I disagree. Sustaining basic subsistence of people feels much more important to me, and much more just, than padding the profits of corporations that do not really need to be subsidized forever.

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