Skip to comments.How to stick it to the poor: A congressional strategy (BARF-A-RAMA)
Posted on 12/10/2013 10:28:36 AM PST by BradtotheBone
The 113th Congress has stuck it to the poor at pretty much every opportunity. In fact, if you take all their past and future plans into account, it looks like they have accomplished that rare feat: To close in on enacting an overarching, radical agenda without control of the Senate or the presidency. How did they do it? Probably by escaping scrutiny through a piecemeal approach to legislation, a president who is willing to meet them halfway, and one diabolic word: Sequester.
Let's drill down into each piece:
1. Kick 'em to the curb Congress will basically start kicking poor people out of their homes early next year. The idea is, if you can't pay for your home without government assistance, you don't deserve to live in one. In this spirit, budget cuts due to sequestration will take rental assistance vouchers away from 140,000 low-income families by the beginning of next year, making housing more expensive as agencies raise costs to offset the budget cuts. All in all, about three million disabled seniors and families will be affected. The savings? $2 billion, which is pretty much what the government shutdown cost in back-pay to federal workers.
If you're lucky enough to keep your home, don't expect to heat it. Sequester cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) meant that 300,000 low-income families in 2013 were denied government support for energy costs.
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This b!tch is an executive researcher/flunky ass for the “Real Time with Bill Maher” show.
Need anyone know anything more? No need to read any deeper into this spew.
Top 40% Paid 106.2% of Income Taxes; Bottom 40% Paid -9.1%, Got Average of $18,950 in ‘Transfers’
boo hoo for who?
"I'm Samantha Paige Rosen of HuffPo fame, and I'm as dumb as a rock!"
They move the riff-raff into apartments in previously nice areas here.
Then they vote Dem.
1. Force Obamacare upon everyone. All will suffer. Especially the working poor.
2. Bring about Socialism in government at every chance.
3. Allow the EPA to make everyone poor with draconian hoax-based AGW taxes
Liberals cannot seem to find any other way to help someone than to give them something they didn’t earn, in turn destroying their pride. I guess they oppress you, they want you to stay oppressed.
Stick it to the poor? We gonna make them pay taxes on their handouts?
One of the things she’s complaining about is cuts to Head Start which HHS itself says doesn’t work i.e. she’s complaining about cuts to a program that in a rational world should be abolished.
Do any of these morons ever consider the fact these “programs” come with massive bureaucracies that cost a fortune? Any government program that has more than 33% overhead should be eliminated. I'll bet most have higher percentages.