‘Bombs over Bread’: GOP-Controlled House Passes Austerity Budget

‘Bombs over Bread’: GOP-Controlled House Passes Austerity Budget

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed a ‘reconciliation budget’ that makes sweeping and what many termed ‘devastating’ cuts to social programs, including food assistance for children, federal retirement benefits for older workers, and medicaid programs for the country’s most vulnerable.  Republican lawmakers justified those cuts by saying they were necessary to maintain a growing Pentagon and national security budget.

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