Posted 1 year ago on May 11, 2012, 3:37 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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House passes "Bombs not Bread" bill after super committee failure.
The House on Thursday passed its plan to spare the military's growing budget from mandatory cuts, instead slashing Medicaid, benefits for federal workers and programs to help feed hungry Americans.
The House drew up the "reconciliation budget" in hopes of heading off automatic cuts mandated in last summer's deal to raise the nation's debt limit. Under that deal, $1.2 trillion must be "sequestered" -- that is, cut -- from the budget over the next 10 years, with about half coming from the military. Such reductions would still allow the defense budget to grow by 20 percent.
The theft of rights, horrible decision making, and budget strategy from this Congress are pathetic.