Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:52 PM
SunsetDreams (8,571 posts)
Rosen Uproar Is A Distraction From Policies That Hurt Women's Economic Opportunities
Conservative media have created a furor over CNN contributor Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney, drowning out an important truth: conservative policies limit women's opportunities to succeed economically.
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ASSISTANCE FOR THE NEEDY
Center On Budget And Policy Priorities: Republican Budget Would Cut SNAP Funding By $134 Billion Over 10 Years.
At least $463 billion in cuts in mandatory programs serving low-income Americans (other than Medicaid and SNAP). Chairman Ryan's budget documents indicate that he is proposing $1.2 trillion in cuts in mandatory programs other than Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other health programs, but the documents do not specify how much specific programs would be cut (with the exception of SNAP). For this analysis, we make the conservative assumption that savings from low-income mandatory programs (other than Medicaid and SNAP) would be proportionate to their share of spending in this category. Thus, we derive the $463 billion figure from the fact that 45 percent of mandatory spending other than for Social Security, health care, and SNAP goes for programs for low- and moderate income individuals and families.
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Also see this The Republican's ''War on Women'' - please add to the LIST
The corporate media and the GOP would love nothing more than for us to get bogged down in this manufactured controversy. They want you to ignore all their failings and policies undermining women in this country. Don't let them run AND hide.
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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:55 PM
jwirr (29,100 posts)
1. Yes, the sooner we get past this and back to the real issues the better. We want all women to
realize that no matter what they do regarding work they have value to the Democratic Party. Stay at home mothers vote to. I was one so that I could take care of my disabled daughter 24/7.