Friday, April 29, 2005

$300,000,000,000 for War and ....

A small sampling of the programs being slashed by the Party of the Rich:

Vocational education
Head Start; Even Start
Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Perkins student loan program
Upward Bound
Student Talent Search
Doctor training programs for children's hospitals
Spinal cord injury treatment and rehabilitation programs
Low income community housing
Low income energy assistance
Single mothers housing; Section eight voucher program
Housing assistance for AIDS
Housing assistance for native Americans
Housing assistance for disabled Americans
Job training for farm workers
Nutration programs for children of migrant farm workers
Nutrition programs for single mothers
The Community Food and Nutrition program;
Environmental Protection Agency
Land restoration funds
The Superfund
Mining Waste Cleanup
Department of the Interior natural lands management
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Department of Energy nuclear waste cleanup
Amtrak rails service (in the states that did not vote for George Bush)
Veterans health maintenance programs
Disabled veterans programs
Veterans nursing home program
Women, Infants and Children nutrition program (WIC)
Temporary Aid to Needy Families, (TANF)

Thank you President Bush, for getting our priorities straight.

In the United States, there are 34.9 million people who go hungry or are food insecure, an increase of 3.9 million people since 1999—12.9 million of these are children. What this says is: not only has our government failed, but also that you and I have failed. Unless we are like the Republicans (who have declared time and again that there is no reason whatsoever why they should be their brother's keeper) we must call it our own personal failure as humans.

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