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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:47 PM

At least 22 million would go hungry under Ryan/Romney budget

Remember how those massive budget cuts in the Romney/Ryan plan fall primarily on poor Americans? The Center for American Progress has a new report detailing how those cuts in turn will affect children:

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/04/cuts_to_kids.html
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/26/1086714/-At-least-22-million-would-go-hungry-under-Ryan-Romney-budget-

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:54 PM

1. Hard to fathom!

How low can they go? I have to wonder whether when they were children and their mothers read them fairy tales, who they were rooting for? The wicked witches and nasty ogres?

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:58 PM

2. When I and Kpete (among others) posted about this earlier this week, there

 

were a couple DUers (of good intention surely) who vociferously insisted there was no way the MSM could cover this, because it was just a typical story of differing budgetary priorities. I finally grew tired of the argument, but the Democratic Party has been given an issue such that, if it cannot push Repukes to the political wilderness for a generation, it does not deserve to hold and exercise power.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002612135

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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:27 PM

3. National debt: Washington's $5 trillion interest bill (over the next decade)

 

"Interest rates on U.S. bonds may be ridiculously low, but that doesn't mean the country's future interest payments on the national debt will be.

Uncle Sam will shell out more than $5 trillion in interest payments over the next decade, according to the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office.

That's more than half of the projected $11 trillion increase in debt held by the public during that period. Those figures assume that a host of expensive policies such as the Bush-era tax cuts are extended.

Over the decade, more than 14% of all revenue the government is projected to collect will be sucked up by interest payments."

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/national-debt-washingtons-5-trillion-105300326.html

Those cuts are coming sooner or later...interest and health care costs are going to drown out spending.

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