Snip, snip, snip. They’re cutting down the nets.
I’m not talking about overjoyed college basketball players standing on ladders to cut down the basket nets to the cheers of rabid fans after advancing to the next round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament.
No, that loud and constant snipping sound we hear comes from our nation’s capital where Republicans in the House of Representatives have voted to shred the social safety net.
Healthcare aid to the poor. Cut.
Food stamps for families who can’t otherwise afford a decent meal: Cut.
Special education. Cut.
Pell grants to help poor students afford a college education. Cut.
Job training. Cut. Housing assistance. Cut. Federally-funded research. Cut.
The one government function not to get the hatchet is defense. The House budget actually gives the Pentagon more than it requested, including $96 billion that the generals can spend without telling Congress why. They…
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