Thursday, November 03, 2005

Madame Foxx Working to Cut Food Stamps

The U.S. House conservative Republicans are stirring up a witch's brew of cuts to social services which will disproportionately impact the poor -- to the tune of $50 billion -- while simultaneously planning to cut another $70 billion in taxes for the rich. Madame Virginia Foxx is simply giddy with anticipation.

The food stamp cuts alone in the proposed House legislation would knock nearly 300,000 people off nutritional assistance programs, including 70,000 legal immigrants, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Legal immigrants. (WashPost coverage here.) North Carolina, which Madame Foxx supposedly represents a part of, would be disproportionately affected by those cuts.

House Republican conservatives (Foxx & Friends) claim they're cutting $50 billion to make up for the Katrina spending, but they're giving it all away in another planned tax cut to rich constiuents, the fifth tax cut in five years. The $50 billion cut from food stamps, student loans, foster parent support, etc., plus another $20 billion, shoveled out to the rich.

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